Violin Making

The Architect of Sound

This is a short documentary about master violin maker David Gusset of Eugene, Oregon. He’s the only American luthier to ever win Italy’s triennial Antonio Stradivari Violin Making Competition in Cremona, sometimes called the Olympics of instrument making. This video is produced and directed by Marc Dadigan and Katie Kalk, and is not associated with Wilison & Co. or its products. It is, however, a great short documentary on modern violin making.

The film follows David as he crafts a replica of a violin originally made by Stradivari, a Renaissance master luthier whose original instruments sell for millions of dollars at auctions nowadays.