Instruments

My aim is to provide musicians with handmade instruments of outstanding sound quality, longevity and aesthetic value.

In Violin Maker Christian Müller's Workshop: Carving the Top Plate of a Violin
In Violin Maker Christian Müller's Workshop:  Levelling a Violin Rib Structure
Violin Maker Christian Müller in his Glasgow Workshop

With a high standard of craftsmanship and with an engineer's mindset I build ergonomic, long-lasting and aesthetic instruments.

All materials are very carefully chosen, such as well seasoned wood, good quality fittings and varnish systems made by well established manufacturers.

To create a beautiful appearance of the instruments, I choose wood with a deep figure along with a very transparent finish, which enhances the wood figure beautifully by keeping its "holographic movement" and "sparkle".

In Violin Maker Christian Müller's Workshop: Violin Edge Fluting

You can make an appointment with me to try available instruments or to get an idea of what instruments will be available in the near future.

 

We can discuss any of your requirements, such as different fittings, finishing or various extras.

 

I can also offer options for customers with a high ecological awareness, such as fittings made from more sustainable materials.

In Violin Maker Christian Müller's Workshop: Violin body before gluing on the top plate

Below are photos of different models of my instruments. Please click on them to enlarge.

In Violin Maker Christian Müller's Workshop: Gouging out a Violin Top Plate
In Violin Maker Christian Müller's Workshop: The belly of a violin is ready for gluing onto the rib structure.
Violin Purfling corner with "bee sting"

Violin model based on Stradivari "Viotti" 1709

Stradivari "Viotti" 1709 Model
Stradivari "Viotti" 1709 Model
Stradivari "Viotti" 1709 Model
Stradivari "Viotti" 1709 Model
Stradivari "Viotti" 1709 Model
Stradivari "Viotti" 1709 Model
Stradivari "Viotti" 1709 Model
Stradivari "Viotti" 1709 Model
Stradivari "Viotti" 1709 Model
Stradivari "Viotti" 1709 Model
Stradivari "Viotti" 1709 Model
Stradivari "Viotti" 1709 Model

Violin model based on Guarneri del Gesù "Vieuxtemps" 1741

Guarneri del Gesù "Vieuxtemps" 1741 Model
Guarneri del Gesù "Vieuxtemps" 1741 Model
Guarneri del Gesù "Vieuxtemps" 1741 Model
Guarneri del Gesù "Vieuxtemps" 1741 Model
Guarneri del Gesù "Vieuxtemps" 1741 Model

Violin model based on Amati "Alard" 1649.

Amati "Alard" 1649 Model
Amati "Alard" 1649 Model
Amati "Alard" 1649 Model
Amati "Alard" 1649 Model
Amati "Alard" 1649 Model