Michel Weller

Commissioned custom-made instruments
(Violins, Violas and Cellos)
Restorations, and Repairs


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Started making violins as an amateur in 1965
Immigrated to the USA ( Hollywood Ca. ) by the end of 1971


1967 - 1971 Attended Violin Making School.
Staatliche Berufsschule für Musikinstrumentenbau (State Vocational School for musical instruments) Located in Mittenwald, Germany www.instrument-making-school.eu Berufsfachschule (Vocational School) Mittenwald Schöttlkarstraße 17 D-82481 Mittenwald Germany

Work Experience

1971 - 1973
Violin Maker
Hans Weisshaar
627 N Larchmont Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90004
(323) 466-6293
1973 - 1977
Violin Maker, Head of Workshop
William Moennig & Son, Ltd
2039 Locust Street, Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19103 USA
(Now Closed)
1977 - Present
Violin Maker, Owner, Sole Proprietor
Weller Violins
Started June of 1977 in Swarthmore PA.
Moved to DC area in November 1997
Began sharing space with Donald Cohen in June of 2001
Began sharing space with Violin House of Weaver in July of 2017

Services Provided

Crafting of new custom-made instruments (Violins, Violas and Cellos)


  • Sound-post adjustment
  • Cut new bridge or sound-post
  • Install new pegs
  • Clean, retouch and polish finish
  • Resurfacing of the finger board
  • Glue open seams

Major Repairs

  • Complete restoration of instrument
  • Open up instruments
  • Clean, glue, and retouch cracks
  • New bass bars
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4706 Highland Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814