This instrument is part of the Contemporary American Violin & Bow Maker 2017 Exhibition & Sale, Los Angeles.
Jonathan S. Franke began his violin making career in 1985. After many years as a Master Tool and Die Maker he began to focus his experience and skills on the task of building quality violin family instruments. His background as a skilled master craftsman has proven to be a great asset in the art of violin making. Each of his instruments is created with the goal of being true to the best of the Cremonese tradition.
Jonathan has won numerous awards for workmanship and tone over the years. He finds the competition a useful toll to keep his skills honed.
In 1992 Jonathan moved to Monroe, Oregon where he opened his present shop. He builds violin family instruments from a hill-top shop overlooking the Willamette Valley.