John Newton

I am a luthier based in Toronto, Canada. I was drawn to instrument making by a love of both music and craftsmanship. An opportunity to study and observe under the guidance of the well-known viola maker Otto Erdesz led to a career devoted to the art. I now have 35 years of professional experience to draw upon. The viola has gradually become the main focus of my work but fine violins are also available.

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