Several violins hanging on a wall


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Distinctive Recreations by Gregory S. Sapp

As a violin maker, Greg has dedicated much time to making exact copies of classic Italian Violins. He has made copies of the works of: Stradivari; Guarneri "Del Gesu"; J.B. Guadagnini; C.F. Landolfi; F. Gagliano; and C.A. Testore. (pictures available soon as we update our website over the next few months!)

If you would like to commission a copy of a classic violin, please contact us at (630) 906-0244.

Workshop of Gregory S. Sapp

Acutely aware that the needs of the student have historically been overlooked, Greg has combined the elegant form of Stradivari and the robust tonal aspects of Pressenda in developing the "S-Pattern" Workshop violin.

The Workshop Violin has been very well received. It is totally made in-house, using the most seasoned and stable materials that can be found. Every violin is hand finished. The varnish scheme may vary somewhat from instrument to instrument (straight vs. shaded). However, shading is never overstated. Greg likes to allow the texture of the Oil Varnish to be displayed, as opposed to the smooth "plasticized" look that is often common with modern student-level violins.

A Greg Sapp workshop violin before being hand finished

In addition to being very easy to play, the Workshop Violin has a balanced and robust sound most often associated with instruments in a much higher price category.

Workshop violins are in good demand, so it is rare that we have instruments unspoken for. However, we have been busy making so please contact us for information as to availability at (630) 906-0244.

Other Violins

Violins and violas hanging on the wall at the Sapp Violin Shop in Montgomery

  • Joannes Franciscus Pressenda 1846 SOLD
  • David Burgess Ann Arbor 1983 Beautifully Figured Two-Piece Back SOLD
  • Bronek Cison Chicago 2012 one-piece back
  • Bronek Cison Chicago 2013 SOLD
  • NewViolin labeled "Carl Friedrich Havemann, Organ. Gohn in Klingenthal. 1783"
  • NewViolin labeled "Premiata Liuteria Italiana Scuola Cremonese di Riccardo Antoniazzi. Copia di Amati Fatto Nel Laboratorio di Antonio Monzino e Figli in Milano nell' anno 1974 da Severino Reiva A. Monzino"
  • Violin labeled "Giuseppe Fiorini Da Bologna 1922" One-Piece Back SOLD
  • Violin labeled "Antonius Pandolfi Venetiis fecit Anno 1730" (probably German from mid-18th century); two-piece maple back with perfectly matched figureSOLD
  • Old German Violin labeled "Andreas Kempter Lauten und Gegenmacher in Dillingen 1776" SOLD
  • NewViolin labeled "Joseph Guarnerius fecit Cremonae anno 1730 IHS"; two-piece back, branded "9" on button
  • Albert Krell Maker 1856 SOLD
  • Heinrich Th. Heberlein Jr. Markneukirchen 1903 branded SOLD
  • Ernst Heinrich Roth Markneukirchen 1923 Branded
  • Violin branded "A la Ville de Cremonne D. Nicolas aine" in the back and "A Mirecourt" in the rib
  • "Made in the Workshop of Gregory S. Sapp Violins, Ltd. Chicago 2010"; Two-piece Maple Back with Narrow Figure
  • Copy of Joseph Guarnerius fecit E. Reinhold Schmidt Saxony One-Piece back SOLD
  • Friedrich Kreuzinger 1969 Two-Piece Maple Back with Narrow Figure
  • Laurence LaMay Madison, WI 1968 Signature SOLD
  • Heinrich Th. Heberlein, Jr. Stradivarius Pattern, Markneukirchen 1926 SOLD
  • Heinrich Th. Heberlein, Jr. Markneukirchen 1924 One-Piece Back SOLD
  • "From the Workshop of Gregory S. Sapp Violins, Ltd. Chicago 2001"; Two-Piece Back with Soft Figure
  • NewViolin labeled "George A. Ostertag Chicago, USA 1922"
  • "Made in Austria"; c. 1920's; Two-Piece Maple Back with Soft Figure
  • "Shaun Fosdick Saint Louis 2017"; One-Piece Slab-Cut Maple Back
  • NewViolin labeled "Antonius Stradivarius Cremonensis Faciebat Anno 1723" One-piece back
  • NewViolin bearing handwritten "Igor Gersh Chicago 2000" on inside of upper treble top
  • NewViolin labeled "The Lyon & Healy Eureka Violin Chicago A.D. 1908 Style 1009"
  • Violin labeled "Iofredus Cappa in Saluzzio Fecit Anno 1640"
  • NewViolin labeled "L. Glasel-Berliner Markneukirchen 1923"
  • NewViolin labeled "Edmund Paulus Markneukirchen 1924" One-piece back
  • Gary P. Visocki Made in Chicago 1979 #3"
  • Violin labeled "Conn Wonder Elkhart Ind. USA anno 1925 No. 2346"SOLD
  • Violin labeled "Tommaso Carcassi in Firenze 1751"
  • Old Italian Violin (early-mid 1800's), Full Arched, Well Figured Semi-Slab Cut One Piece Back Papers from Lyon and Healy 1949 SOLD
  • P.A. Johnson Aurora, IL 1927 SOLD
  • Old German Violin labeled "Handarbeit aus Mittenwald 1949"
  • Violin labeled "Josef Klotz in Mittenwalde anno 1795"
  • Violin labeled "Sofia Joiko Stoyanov Master Art anno 1999" SOLD
  • Old Violin labeled "Jacobus Stainer in A. Probe Oenipontum" SOLD
  • Ivan Dunov Superior 2001
  • Various Jay Haide a l'ancienne models - European and Chinese woods
  • F. Baumgartner, Basel fecit anno 1923" SOLD
  • Violin labeled "Virtuoso Art Violin Reproduction of the "Alard" Stradivarius Cremonensis Faciebat Anno 1715" SOLD
  • 1/2 Size Old Violin, Mittenwald, Germany
  • 1/2 Size Violin, Stradivarius Pattern Germany
  • 7/8 violin, Jay Haide a l'ancienne Strad Pattern
  • 7/8 violin Giuseppe Sardona 2016 European Wood
  • 7/8 violin Y. Chen Strad Model 2008
  • 3/4 violin Scott Cao 1998 SOLD
  • New3/4 violin labeled "Andreas Kohler Voigtland 17 "
  • 3/4 Size Violin Labeled "Vuillaume a' Paris, Rue Croix des Petits Camps 46" "R1229" SOLD
  • 3/4 Size Violin labeled "Copy of Antonius Stradivarius Made in Germany"