Maker of fine Violins
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Joseph A. Thrift is a professional violin maker specializing in making exceptional violins and violas, painstakingly adhering to the traditions of the Italian Masters. Joseph uses only the highest-quality European wood and formulates his own varnish and color, resulting in an instrument truly superior in tone, responsiveness, and form.


Southern Violin Makers Association:

2014 - First Choice Violin Workmanship
Second Choice Violin Tone

Maker's Choice Best Overall

2017 - Honorable Mention Workmanship 


The Art of Sound International Competition:

2014 - Third Place Overall
Special Award Scroll Workmanship