The Master from Cremona

If you want to know about violin making, you’ll want to study the life and work of Antonio Stradivari, perhaps the greatest luthier of all time. “His interpretation of geometry and design for the violin has served as a conceptual model for violin makers for more than 250 years,” states the Smithsonian. Read about Stradivari here!

Below see a romanticized, yet beautiful portrait of the maker.

Welcome to the blog!

Welcome to McCarten Violins! This blog will feature updates on the shop, interesting information about the instruments we carry, relevant musical articles, and photos of our new arrivals.

To begin, we would like to introduce ourselves:

Dennis McCarten – Luthier and shop owner



Armand Aromin – Luthier



Fiona Boyd – Retail supervisor


Check back soon to learn more about our expanding services and products!