Seattle violin maker David T. Van Zandt
Since 1987 I’ve worked in Seattle as a full-time professional violin maker. I continue to develop my craft by seeking out opportunities to examine and listen to fine instruments. Familiarizing myself with exceptional instruments and their tonal characteristics is invaluable toward developing insights into classical construction techniques. I’m indebted to the Oberlin Violin Makers Workshop, The American Federation of Violin and Bow Makers, The Violin Society of America, but above all my many colleagues for their on-going generosity towards raising the craft of violin making to higher and higher levels.
In addition to making violins and violas for musicians specializing in modern performance practices I also build instruments constructed and set-up for those specializing in period performance.