Andrew Alexander Hume (1864-1941) was a British musician and a violin-maker. Travel to Saxony and Bohemia. His reproduction of stellar copies of Stradivarius, Amati, Guarnerius, Guadagnini and Maggini was second to none. On his own pure creation was 1907pure gum varnish and as a theorist of violin-making a series of undersized violins that had more responsive tone than a larger model of the highest calibre. His bows are of octagonal quality.
J. Emil Züst (1864-1946) worked in Zurich, Switzerland. Züst progressed from a pupil in Munich of Marks to being the Head of the Swiss Violin Makers’ Society, in 1927. Using Guarnerius as the archetype and employing a modular methodology system of violin-making, violas and cellos and bows which still are adopted to this day.
Franz Albert Nürnberg (1854-1931) was an exceptional German-born bow-maker. He centred his craft creations on the French maker, François Xavier Tourte. As a result, at Nürnberger workshop became acclaimed as one of the leading workshops of the 20th century.
Nicola Gaglian (1740-1780) was the second son of Alessandro his other son was Gennaro (1740-1780) a family of well-known luthiers. Alessandro has worked with both Stradivarius and Guarnerius del Gesu. Nicolo was a very prolific violin-maker from 1740-1780.
François Peccatte (1820-1856) was French and a brother to Dominique, was also a very fine bow-maker who worked in Mirecourt. Careful inspection of the head can distinguish between the brother’s nibble bows.
Caspar Tieffenbrucker (1514-1571) was born in Tiefenbruck in the Füssen an important lute-making region. Around 1550, Caspar settled in Lyon to the house of honours. As Füssen was the centre of lute-making around that period and the art of lute-making is known to have been practised since 1436.