Luthier - John Derbyshire

Our former lutheir, Enrico Savoncelli has returned to his hometown in Italy. He still visits us and Dots continues to be the sole seller of his beautiful handmade guitars.

Meanwhile, please meet our new luthier,
John Derbyshire. 

Schooled at the renowned Newark School for Violin Making, John came recommended by violin teachers who thought he would be a good fit at Dots. His love of the craft of violin making, as well as his impressive restorations and repairs offer an invaluable service to our customers.

He is responsible for setting up our La Foglia and Gliga violins and cellos to the highest standards to ensure optimum playability. He is violinist himself and holds a deep passion for the machinations of the instrument.

Some of the services he provides include:

  • Repairs
  • Set Ups
  • Restorations
  • Bow rehairing
  • Bridge and peg fittings

You find out more about John at his website, JD Luthiery.