Clients

Gilles Apap
“From the Everest region of Nepal to the equatorial jungle of Sumatra to the Salle Pleyel of Paris, my Wimmer violin has been my constant companion. It kicks butt!”


Richard Greene
“It is abundantly clear that James has joined the ranks of that very small, elite group of full fledged master violin makers, already a legendary American maker and just a matter of time before we can drop ‘American’ and substitute ‘International’!”


Athena Tergis
Principal fiddler for Riverdance (Broadway) and Lord of the Dance (Las Vegas), currently tours with Green Fields of America and John Doyle.


Laurie Lewis
Grammy winner and twice named Female Vocalist of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association.


Sally Barr
“I am delighted with this instrument, not only for its own beauty in sound and looks, but also for giving me that vital bit of extra room to expand my musical brain. Its sound is easily at home in any kind of music, be it classical, fiddle tunes, rock and roll or 21st century compositions. It is a completely unique and individual instrument, and I am indeed honored to be able to express myself through this violin, it is a rare gem.”


Mark Salzman
“What a work of art you’ve made! I’ve only heard one other that sounded that way to me, and not surprisingly, it was the Strad that you used as a model. Lucky me, I just saved a million dollars!” — Mark Salzman, acclaimed author of “Iron and Silk,” “Lying Awake,” and “True Notebooks”


Michael Mendelson
Michael is a fine fiddler, guitarist, composer, and fiddle scholar. Over the years he has played a variety of styles, from old-timey and bluegrass to Texas-style and swing, earned a Master's Degree in folklore from UCLA, taught music, repaired violins, and written scholarly articles about music.

 

Gilles Apap

Richard Greene

Athena Tergis

Laurie Lewis
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