Saskia Schouten violinmaker
Welcome to Saskia Schouten’s webpage, maker of violins, violas and cellos.
Next to making violins, violas and cellos, she also has been performing reparations and restorations for more than 25 years. She is specialized in optimal sound tuning regarding bridge and sound post. For maintenance you can reach her and also of course for advice about strings.
Chairman of the Dutch Violin-and bow makers Association : www.ngv-vioolbouw.nl
Saskia builds cellos inspired by different models of classical masters such as Stradivarius, Ruggieri, Montagnana. Instruments with an open and clearly projecting sound.
Viola players often look for instruments of a specific size. Saskia builds different models, from small to large, custom and also own models.
The first instrument Saskia built was a violin. It has not let her go and she continues to make violins, regularly on request.
Construction starts with the choice of model and wood. Saskia builds according to Cremonese traditions, adapted to her extensive experience. She has built more than 100 instruments.