Ever Want To Make A Violin?


Course Highlights

Instructor: Scott W. Hershey, Master Maker

This intermediate study on the basics of building a violin requires limited tools to build. Students begin with a violin outfit that has most parts pre-finished for easy building. Much of the final work will be done in the comfort of your own home workshop.

Seven, three hour “hands-on” evening classes will be taught under my supervision and the seventh class will be devoted to the playing of all completed instruments by a professional musician for tonal critique. A craftsmanship evaluation will also done at this time.

This is an aggressive program that will give the craftsman a better understanding of the violin making process. The end result will be, a beautiful hand-varnished work of art, that sounds and looks great!  Worthy of the builder’s signature.

Here are some of the programs classroom highlights.
1. You receive a violin outfit with most of the hard work “pre-finished”.
2. You will learn how to make hide glue necessary for assembly.
3. You will be taught the proper assembly techniques.
4. Techniques for gluing and placing purfling.
5. Bass bar carving, fitting and top plate tuning techniques.
6. Proper neck angle, placement and gluing techniques.
7. Varnishing demonstrations and finishing techniques.
8. Sound post and bridge cutting techniques.
9. Final set-up and sound post adjustments.

Price: $1500.00 plus tax.

To inquire about our next session or questions call:717-697.6341 or email: shershey@nullhersheyviolins.com



Hershey Violins

11 West Main Street
Mechanicsburg, Pa 17055

Shop Hours:

Tue. thru Fri: 11am – 5pm
Saturday: Noon until 3pm
Other hours by appointment
call: 717. 697. 6341