Welcome to the Marilyn Wallin, Violin Maker web site

My award winning violins, violas, and ‘cellos can be found in many of the world’s greatest orchestras; in conservatory practice rooms and in the hands of their faculty; in private collections; and with dedicated amateur players as well.  Here I hope to provide information that will assist you in finding the right instrument.

As a fifth generation woodworker, I came to this path naturally, and with the clear understanding that the highest standards are the only standards.

As a serious amateur violist, I have experimented and developed small, medium and large original pattern violas that meet the needs of even the most demanding player. My violins and ‘cellos are modeled after Italian masterpieces of the 17th and 18th centuries.

You will find much about the way I work, and photos of current and past instruments.

All photographs are courtesy of Pierre Chiha unless otherwise noted

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Best wishes,