Donley Violins

Tim Donley, violin maker, building a violin.
Donley Violins, serving Roanoke, Charlotte, Abingdon, located along the Crooked Road.
Antique violin under restoration by Tim Donley
Tim Donley building a violin.
1919 Powerhouse Road
Independence, VA 24348
Region Blue Ridge Highlands
Locality Grayson
Donley Violins Workshop: (276) 773-0590
Donley Violin Company
Donley Violins online

Timothy C. Donley is a violin restorer and maker based in Independence, Virginia. He restores and repairs all types of fiddles, violins, violas, cellos, double basses, and bows. A selection of instruments and bows is available for sale. He has served over a thousand musicians from all genres of music including symphony players, jazz, bluegrass, old-time, and more. Tim Donley, who learned the trade through a classical apprenticeship in Richmond under violin maker John Larrimore, is also an award-winning old-time fiddle player. Custom-made instruments are built on commission. Donley serves musicians from Roanoke, VA, Charlotte, NC, Abingdon, Galax, and elsewhere. He is the violin restorer for Davidson Violins near Charlotte, NC, and he has worked on a number of historic instruments including Patrick Henry's fiddle kept at Red Hill, and one of the earliest American cellos, preserved at the Duke University Musical Instrument Collection. Please call for an appointment to visit the shop, try instruments, or learn more about violin work.

Last Updated: 11/30/2012 12:26 PM
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