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Torbjörn Zethelius


Hello, and welcome to my introductory page!

I'm a maker of violins, violas and cellos, and also specialize in sound adjustments. I'm also researching, teaching & writing about classic lutherie techniques. Graduate of The Violin Making School of America, Salt Lake City, USA, under Peter Paul Prier. Luthiers and shops I have worked with includes Samuel Zygmuntowicz, Brooklyn, and Christopher Reuning of Reuning & Son violins, Boston. For more information check out the links below. Enjoy!

Telephone: +46 708755318

Address (Map): Pålsundsgatan 6, 11731 Stockholm, Sweden By Appointment only

Web shop: Zethelius Violins

Feel free to browse the web shop. Free shipping & 30 days return. Sweden only.

Instagram: @zetheliusviolins

Sometimes, but not always violin related content. When I publish a photo I usually do it in Instagram.


Articles featured in The Strad magazine:

Inside%20Information.pdf?_subject_uid=84 August 2006

In August 2006 I published my theory for how the Cremonese (and all the Italian violin makers really) worked their archings. Not from the outside, as is the modern practice, but from the inside with the use of a chain. It stirred quite a controversy in the violin making community. Since then a growing number of makers use my 'inside first' method.

Carving%20a%20scroll%20using%20angular%2 December 2011

The best of the classic makers had a special method for finding harmonic relationships in their scroll carving.

Making%20Cremonese%20corner%20templates. March 2014

Antonio Stradivari's only surviving template for a cello corner is an important clue as to how the instruments were made. Here I show how I make my own corner templates inspired by Stradivari.


April 2016



June 2016 



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