Ewen Thomson is a violin maker with a growing global reputation for making high quality violins and violas.

His instruments are played by classical and traditional musicians around the world. Each instrument is made in his workshop in Shetland, specifically to meet the needs and desires of each customer.

"I can't recommend Ewen Thomson's violins highly enough.  The instruments I own and have are of beautiful craftsmanship and are superb, tonally."

Kevin Henderson | kevinhenderson.co.uk

"Ewen is at the top of his trade.  He delivers fantastic craftsmanship; it is second to none.  My fiddle is superb; it is all I hoped it was going to be and more.  She has a beautiful sound and I am very, very pleased with it."

Manus McGuire

"My Ewen Thomson violin is something that, now I have, I couldn't live without. I've played it all over the world and I wouldn't swap it for anything I've tried anywhere. For beauty of tone and volume it is impossible to beat Ewen's instruments."

Ross Couper |

“Ewen Thomson's violins are held in high esteem by musicians and other makers.  By commissiong this instrument we are capturing for posterity a small sample of this exciting moment in Scotland's musical history.”

Susan Lewandowski, Assistant Curator of Ethnomusicology at National Museums Scotland.

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