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Commission of Fine Instruments


Eric Benning accepts commissioned work to craft individualized violins, violas and cellos by request.

Renowned for his bench replicas of violins based on makers such as Stradivari, Guarneri, Pressenda, Bergonzi and Balestrieri, Eric will work with musicians to create a bespoke instrument to meet specific, personalized requirements.

Eric has crafted bench replicas of cellos made by Stradivari, Tecchler, Guadagnini and Gofriller as well as violas made by Amati, Stradivari and Tertis.

After ascertaining a player’s individual needs and requirements, Eric will take into consideration variables such as choice of wood, instrument size, tone, varnish, antiquing and accessories.

All commission arrangements are kept strictly confidential.

There is currently an eight month waitlist for commissioned work.

If you would like to commission an instrument and wish to inquire further, please visit our studio or contact us in order to schedule an appointment.