David Frederick

Violin & Bow Maker


"Professional Concert Quality Violins, Violas and Bows”

David Frederick instruments are available for purchase directly from The Violin Shop in Lincoln and periodically in a handful of other fine violin shops. He does take commissions for future instruments. Currently, due to increased demand and workload, the waiting period is generally 6-8 months. He is always willing to work with musicians to help determine which model would best compliment their individual playing style.


All David Frederick instruments carry a limited lifetime warranty on workmanship as well as two complimentary check-ups (at 6 months and 1 year) to include adjusting or replacing the bridge and/or soundpost as needed based on the natural settling of the instrument.

Additionally, in the unfortunate event that an instrument requires repair, We offer a generous discount off of our current shop rates on all David Frederick instruments thus allowing us to maintain the integrity of his work. This offer is good for the life of the maker and is transferable if an instrument moves on to a new home.

Anytime that an instrument is returned for service, shipping and insurance costs to and from the maker are the sole responsibility of the owner.

Current prices for David's instruments:

Violin $12,000 / Viola $13,000

Bows starting at $3,200 for silver mounted pernambuco
$2,800 for silver mounted alternative woods
(IPE, Snakewood, Amourette, Iron Wood - based on availability)

Archtop Soprano or Concert Ukulele starting at $3,250
Tenor Ukuleles starting at $3,650

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To commission your instrument, please contact David at info@theviolinshopinlincoln.com or call 402-474-1640


The Violin Shop in Lincoln is your most complete shop for sales, service, rental, and repair of string instruments in Nebraska.

All repairs and rehairs are carried out using time-tested methods and materials that stress a conservative approach.

Stop by and see why The Violin Shop has been Nebraska's favorite for over 35 years.


Tuesday - Saturday, 10 to 6
Closed Sundays & Mondays

The Violin Shop will close on LPS Snow days and most major Holidays.

1641 South 17th Street
Lincoln, NE 68502