How a piece of wood creates a beautiful musical instrument
In many different working steps, individual stringed instruments are created from old-aged clays, such as spruce or maple. It is an experience for every musician to find his own personal musical instrument.
Violin Leonhardt, 4th generation violinmaking in Mittenwald
The profession of the violin maker is something very special. In our violin construction, stringed instruments are built in the 4th generation and every instrument is individually worked out of our workshop in the greatest craftsmanship. Are you looking for a beginner's instrument or a soloist? No problem with us you are just right. Geigenbau Leonhardt is based on the 350-year tradition of violin making in Mittenwald. Already since the year 1926 we can make customers from all over the world happy. The longtime experience of the Leonhardt family plays a particularly important role in the quality of the instruments. And through the art of the musician every instrument becomes something unique.
What materials are important for a violin maker?
We use exclusively aged (aged at least 5 years), natural dried spruce and maple wood from local forests, as well as Bosnia Italy and Austria. In order to get the optimum tonewood, they are beaten to the exact correct moon phase. Just as a good wine needs a ripening phase, wood also takes a certain time to get very good. In our wooden warehouse you can go on discovery trip and find years of seasoned woods. A journey through history awaits you here.
Components such as the vertebra, head and tailpiece are mostly handmade in Germany, Italy or England, so the best quality can always be achieved. Planers, bending irons The frame shape and carving knives are always in use for the violin maker.
Our product range
Thanks to our assortment, you will receive everything you want from the musician's heart. Starting with string bows, to instrument cases and other accessories for cellos, violins, violas and basses. In our exhibition rooms, you can browse in peace and choose the right instrument and accessories. In our workshop, instruments are not only manufactured by hand but also maintained, repaired and maintained. Our company in Mittenwald has a wide offer. Regardless of whether violin, viola, cello, bass, here no wishes remain open. With great love, we work together in our company to offer our customers not only the best possible service, but also a comprehensive assortment. We not only offer new strings and instruments, but also have many years of experience in trading with old instruments. So here is something for everyone.
Violoncello, viola and violin can be found in all sizes. 4/4, 7/8, 1/2, 1/4 or 3/4. You will also find instruments in all price classes, always perfectly tailored to your needs.
Look around at our hotel, you will find the perfect atmosphere in front of you and look at a counter-producer directly over the shoulder. You can also find special offers in our range, look past and feel good.
In Mittenwald the violin construction had a long tradition. For many centuries Mittenwald has been known for violin making. The most famous violin maker in Mittenwald was Mathias Klotz.
Geigenbau Leonhardt - Come and experience violinmaking.