Crafting instruments

My passion is crafting beautiful instruments. Here in my workshop in Roßhaupten / Allgäu I carry on the centuries old tradition of making violins, violas and cellos by hand. Much of the aged tonewood I use grew locally here in the alps and I custom make unique instruments of the highest quality tailored to individual customer wishes.

My passion is crafting beautiful instruments, but my greatest satisfaction comes from knowing they are appreciated, cherished and played by musicians.

Extensive restoration work of many old, valuable instruments made by the Italian masters has honed my repair skills and craftsmanship. I have been fortunate to gain many years of experience in the art of violin making in different locations around the world, which enables me to realize the maximum potential of the wood and obtain the best possible sound for each instrument.


new instruments

  • custom-made new violins, violas & cellos
  • ongoing personal service
  • best quality well seasond tonewood
  • varnished either ‘new’ or ‘antique’
  • one or two piece backs

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restauration & repair

  • both major and small restorations
  • utmost attention to details
  • maintenance and repairs
  • sound improvements and adjustments

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About Georg Albeck

Portrait Geigenbauer Georg Albeck Roßhaupten
1966 born in Tübingen, Germany.

1988-1992 Completion of Violin-Making School in Mittenwald, Germany.

1993-1994 Hans Weisshaar, Inc in Los Angels, CA, USA. Experience in repair work.

1994-1996 Workshop of P. Chaubert in Füssen, Germany. Emphasis on new making and repair, bow re-hairing.
Repairwork experience at Opera House, Seoul, Korea.

1997 Masters Degree in Violin Making and Repair in Munich, Germany. Graduated with honors and special recognition for excellent workmanship. Certificate of Achievement from Bavarian State Government..

1997-1999 Hans Weisshaar, Inc. in Los Angeles, CA, USA. Specializing in restoration of old, valuable instruments.

1999-2001 Albeck & Ray in Olympia, WA, USA. Independent work in partnership with bow maker Robert Ray.

2002- 2007 Own Workshop in Santa Fe, NM, USA. New Making and Restoration.

2007-2012 Own Workshop in Jordans, England. Restoration and Repair.

Since 2012 own Workshop in Roßhaupten, Germany. Reviving of the local tradition of instrument making. New making, restoration, sound improvements.Verbesserungen.


My workshop is perfectly equipped for new making, repair and restoration of stringed instruments. For most of my work I use only hand tools. This enables me to feel how each individual piece of wood needs to be treated in order to achieve the very best results.

In a separate room musicians can try out one of my instruments or play their own.



Georg Albeck
master violin maker

Am Kurpark 12
D-87672 Roßhaupten

Phone: +49 8367 3119893
Mobile: +49 174 4270126

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