Matthew M. Hannafin

Violin Maker in Glasgow, Scotland



Woods used are well seasoned European maple and spruce.

The violins I make are based on classic Amati, Strad, and Guarneri instruments.  My violins have a rich depth of sound that is powerful and projecting.  To read more about my violins, and how they're made, please click the button below.

"I bought a fiddle from you during the summer & this is just a quick line to say how much I enjoy playing the instrument & to note that all who have heard it or played it themselves have been very impressed (including my mentors) !! I've used the fiddle for two concerts over this festive period & I am quite delighted with it."

-Douglas Hillhouse

Guarneri del Gesu model violin-2016

One of my violins being displayed at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, during the 2016 Celtic Connections festival.  Courtesy of Glasgow's Violin Shop.

I usually have a finished violin or two on hand, please get in touch if you'd like to come by the shop to try one out.