Jim Robinson has been a woodworker and master craftsman for over 27 years. He started his violin making studies in 1995. Formal training began in 1999, at the Violin Craftsmanship Institute under Master Violin Maker Karl Roy. For the past 6 years Jim has worked as assistant teacher with Karl at the Violin Craftsmanship Institute, and dedicates the remainder of his time to making and repairing bowed instruments. In his spare time, he holds demonstrations on violin making at schools and violin camps.
Jim owns and operates Renaissance Strings, centrally located in southern New Hampshire between Concord, Manchester, Exeter, and Portsmouth. For directions and hours, please visit the Renaissance Strings website.
Jim Robinson is a master craftsman trained in the Old World tradition. His shop serves New Hampshire and southern Maine. Some of the instruments and services Jim provides includes:
- Handcrafted Violins
- Violas and Cellos
- Repair and restoration of bowed instruments
- Bow rehair and repair
- Instruments bought and sold
- Student rentals
- Accessories available
Service is available for violins, violas, and cellos, as well as basses and members of the viola da gamba family.
The New England Luthiers is an association of professionals and amateurs brought together by a common love of making stringed instruments