Joseph Curtin has built instruments for some of the most distinguished artists of our time, including Erick Friedmann, Ilya Kaler, Cho-Liang Lin, Elmar Oliveira, Yehudi Menuhin, and Ruggiero Ricci. In 2005, Curtin was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship. In 2013, the “ex-Ricci” Curtin & Alf violin sold in auction for $132,000, a world record price for work by living makers. If you are currently in the market, traditional and ultralight instruments may be available for immediate purchase. Prices start and $56k (traditional) and $28k (ultralight) Otherwise, one can be built for you on commission. Call us at (734) 665-1303 or send an email. Please note that we deal only with instruments by Joseph Curtin or Curtin & Alf.