Special Projects

The American Violin

TAV-book-cover-340x480In 2006, “The American Violin: From Jefferson to Jazz,” was presented by the American Federation of Violin and Bow Makers and the Library of Congress. This exhibit resulted in the photographing of a large number of American instruments and bows. This important material is now published in a new book The American Violin. Christopher Germain is a co-auther of the book. Click the image and follow the link to learn more and order a copy.

This really is a thoroughly well-thought-out, beautifully produced and authoritative volume, and a pleasure from cover to cover. John Dilworth, The Strad, August 2016

5 star review…super production values, photos, layout, paper and printing.  Text is excellent… Christopher Reuning via Facebook





The Oberlin Violin Makers Workshop


The Oberlin Violin Makers Workshop is an annual two-week, intensive, graduate level program for professional violin makers. Christopher Germain is the director of the program. Click on the image to learn more.