Terry Borman violin maker, violinmaker

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Advanced Instrument Making Classes
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Brief Program Outline:

Classes are designed for the contemporary violin maker who has completed primary studies and wishes to enhance their skills in specific areas of the craft.

3 different programs are offered:

  • Varnish - making varnish, the application process, and working the varnish to achieve the desired visual and acoustic results.
  • Setup - Setup is responsible for easily 50% of the players and audience’s response to an instrument yet there is remarkably little understood and incorporated into modern instruments.  Full setup will be reviewed from the bass bar to the finished instrument.
  • Woodworking - Learning a flexible approach to building that allows the maker significantly more leeway to modify each instrument in ways that build upon previous experience, incrementally.

The duration of each class is flexible depending on the participants and subject. All classes will take place in my shop located in Fayetteville, AR.

Classes are offered throughout the year, visit our class schedule page.

Cost: varies as to subject and duration. Email any questions through the contact page of this website.

Minimum Requirements of Students:

Must have graduated from instrument making school or be able to demonstrate equivalent skill level.

Click here to read testimonials from previous students.

If you would like more information, please email me through the contact page of this website.


Borman Violins 1221 E. Rodgers Dr., Fayetteville, AR 72701
Shop 479-935-9483 Fax 479-935-9716 Email

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