Instrument Making

If you didn’t already know, Fredericksburg, VA has two professional violin makers working in town. Bill Mason and Christina Wan are both hard at work making their own handcrafted instruments using fine, aged European spruce and maple. In addition, we are working on the Proline that will be ready in the coming months. This is our own “American Line” using American Red Maple and American Red Spruce from the Pacific Northwest. Perfect for the advancing serious student.

Owner Bill Mason studied violin making for 4 years under master makers, Ed Campbell and Nelson Steffy. He studied with master maker Oded Kishony and attended the 2013 Bow Restoration and Repair workshop at Oberlin College where he learned from the top violin and bow makers in the US. He continues to expand his knowledge of the violin world through self study and exploration of the past master makers and is a member of the Violin Society of America (VSA).

Christina Wan joined Wm Mason II Violin shop in 2012 to study violin making under Bill and after completing our apprenticeship became the second violin maker in the shop. She holds a MM in music performance from the University of Maryland and performs with the Pan American Symphony Orchestra (PASO).

American Line

Reserve your first generation WM Mason II American made violin.

Workshop Gallery


Hours and Location

Mon-Thurs: 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Fri: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Sat: 10 am – 2 pm or by appointment
509-1 Jackson Street
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401

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