Master Instruments

Made by Jan Bobak and his son Grzegorz are acknowledged and recognized all over the world. Built with great attention to both structures and details, very consistent in terms of style. They draw attention with perfectly matched material which always bears the characteristics of the highest quality. Violins, violas, cellos signed by these luthiers are dedicated for professional musicians.

features

balanced * responsive * open * sweet * resonant * singing * bright * powerful * deep * brilliant * open * warm

tonewood

We always use top quality tonewood which is properly seasoned. Mostly we use spruce from Tyrol, Italy and maple from Carpathian Mountains.

details

Violins, violas & cellos are built with great attention to both structures and details.

Biography

Biography

The cause of all the stir (the originator and founder of the company) is Jan Bobak, a prominent Polish luthier, member of ZPAL (Polish Union of Artist Violin Makers), first prize winner of the 1986 International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Making Competition. During his stay in the USA in the 1980s, he had an opportunity to work for the reputable William Harris Lee & Co. in Chicago. There, he came across a completely innovative form of workshop organization. For two years of violin-making work, Jan had been improving his qualifications under direction of Tetsuo Matsuda, who studied at the Cremona school of violin making. Bobak has also collaborated with many now highly regarded luthiers, such as Michael Darnton, William Whedbee, Gary Garavaglia, Vanna So, Bronek Cisoń.

Master Makers

traditional family-run workshop
Jan Bobak
Jan Bobak
Grzegorz Bobak
Grzegorz Bobak

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