David Frederick

Violin & Bow Maker

David is a Violin Maker from St. Louis, Missouri with over 28 years experience in the making and repairing of string instruments and bows. He has studied with several notable makers from the American Federation of Violin and Bow Makers and spent three years in Atlanta working under a German Master Violin Maker.

In 2001, he established David Frederick Violins, which focused on the making of new instruments and bows while assisting shops throughout the Midwest and Southeast with restorations.

David joined The Violin Shop in Lincoln, Inc. in 2010 to take over workshop management.

Finally, in 2016 He was installed as President of The Violin Shop in Lincoln, Inc. 

David’s instruments are enjoyed by an international clientele. 

To Contact David call 402-474-1640 or email: david@theviolinshopinlincoln.com

"Professional Concert Quality Violins, Violas and Bows”

David Frederick instruments are available for purchase directly from The Violin Shop in Lincoln and periodically in a handful of other fine violin shops. I do take commissions for future instruments. Currently, due to increased demand and workload, the waiting period is generally 6-8 months. I am always willing to work with musicians to help determine which model would best compliment their individual playing style.


All David Frederick instruments carry a limited lifetime warranty on workmanship as well as two complimentary check-ups (at 6 months and 1 year) to include adjusting or replacing the bridge and/or soundpost as needed based on the natural settling of the instrument.

Additionally, in the unfortunate event that an instrument requires repair, I offer a generous discount off of my current shop rates on all David Frederick instruments thus allowing me to maintain the integrity of my work. This offer is good for the life of the maker and is transferable if an instrument moves on to a new home.

Anytime that an instrument is returned for service, shipping and insurance costs to and from the maker are the sole responsibility of the owner.

Current prices for my instruments:

Violin $12,000 / Viola $13,000

Bows starting at $3,200 for silver mounted pernambuco
$2,800 for silver mounted alternative woods
(IPE, Snakewood, Amourette, Iron Wood - based on availability)

Archtop Soprano or Concert Ukulele starting at $3,250
Tenor Ukuleles starting at $3,650

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To commission your instrument, please contact me at david@theviolinshopinlincoln.com or call 402-474-1640

The Violin Shop in Lincoln, Inc.
1641 South 17th Street
Lincoln, Nebraska 68502
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