Competent authority Authority
Violin maker (m/f)
German: Geigenbauer/in

Fields of work

Violin makers mainly work for small and medium sized companies making stringed and plucked instruments. They also find employment with craft trade companies which repair violins.

Professional experience

  • Recognise and distinguish between different types of stringed instrument and stringed instrument manufacture
  • Select resonating woods according due consideration to the required properties such as age, composition and structure
  • Manually craft and machine wood and other natural materials, particularly by sawing, carving, planing and filing
  • Craft individual components and assemble these components into instruments comprising belly and neck
  • Treat the surfaces of a range of woods using appropriate procedures such as sanding, stripping and lacquering
  • Prepare the instruments to a ready-to-play state
  • Check instruments for functionality and playability
  • Check and alter the acoustic properties of instruments
  • Carry out repairs to stringed musical instruments in a professional manner

The occupational profiles are based on information from BERUFENET and BIBB.

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