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Marseille Violin Makers : Charles-Luc and Camille Hommel

In their workshop in Marseille Charles-Luc HOMMEL and his son Camille HOMMEL, assisted by two violin makers, Anne-Walda Gratia and Elsa Lalllemand, restore, repair, design, make, sell and do tonal adjustments to violins, violas, cellos and double basses. They also offer rentals of these instruments and their bows as well as providing high quality personal customer service.

To ensure the workshop’s continuity its corporate structure was changed in 2012 to a limited liability company enabling Camille to become co-manager.

Tone is our Passion

The tonal quality of the instrument depends on the quality of the craftsmanship, the materials used, the know-how transmitted from master to student through tradition but, above all, on the desire to rediscover the colours of sound which exist in the memories of all music lovers and musicians.

This is not only valid for the adjusting of old instruments which may need to be restored, but also for the making of new concert instruments. The highest levels of workmanship are required - it is a question of ethics.


Monday to Friday: 9.00 to 12.00 and 14.00 to 18.00.

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Appraiser for the Aix-en-Provence Court of Appeals
Member of the International Society of Violin and Bow Makers (l'Entente Internationale des Maîtres Luthiers et Archetiers d'Art)

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Fax. +33 (0)4 91 33 20 04

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