San Francisco's Premier Violin Shop

With twenty years of experience, artisan Jesse Maschmeyer offers repair, restoration and finely crafted new violins, violas and cellos created in the spirit of the classical Italian masters. Offering only the finest materials and a wide variety of models ensures that we consistently meet the demands of the most discerning musicians. Our luxury atelier is located on Van Ness Street just across from the Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall and blocks away from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Call us at (415) 871-5013 to schedule an appointment


A Destination for Fine Instruments and Collectibles

With nearly two decades of experience in the industry, we are skilled at tracking down the world's finest antique instruments. Drawing on our extensive contact list, we will find a one-of-the-kind piece that will enhance your peformance experience. Contact us to discuss your unique needs.

Restoration and Repairs

Profesionally performed repairs add to the life of your instrument and enhance its beauty and sound. Jesse Maschmeyer has over fifteen years of experience performing repairs, tonal adjustments and restoration. While your instrument is in the shop, we can often provide you with a loaner instrument, just ask us for more details.

New Instruments

We offer a variety of instrument models inspired by the great Old World Masters of violinmaking. Jesse is skilled at creating replicas of classic models by masters including Stradivari or Guarneri and can custom design instruments to meet individual musicians' needs and tonal preferences.

After four years of researching and testing ancient recipes, Jesse has developed a unique Baltic amber varnish that recaptures the glow achieved by Renaissance masters. Even when dry, his vibrant varnish retains its transparency and unique depth.