Timothy G. Johnson, Luthier

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(860) 710-2638


Plainfield, Connecticut

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Timothy G. Johnson started making lutes in high school and instruments of the violin and viol families in 1990. A specialist in historical performance, he has created medieval, renaissance, and baroque instruments for professionals worldwide. After earning degrees at Harvard University and Longy School of Music, he received a degree in violin making and restoration from the Jacobs School of Music in 1993. He has done extensive research into string instrument design, acoustics, and ergonomics, applying them in practical ways to benefit performers. His studio in Plainfield, Connecticut welcomes clients by appointment. Services include: new instruments tailored to the needs of the performer, expert restorations for modern and historical performance, acoustical analysis, and sound adjustments.


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