The Lisle Violin Shop Workshop

Lisle Violin Shop maintains the largest workshop in Texas to meet the needs of our customers. From simple repairs to fine instrument restorations, our shop is equipped to handle a wide variety of repairs on instruments and bows.  Our staff includes three violinmakers able to handle even the toughest instrument and bow repairs. Additionally, we have ten instrument setup specialists, two bass setup and repair specialists, and five dedicated bow repair specialists.

Dorian Barnes

Violinmaker and Director of Workshop Operations, joined our staff in 2002 after a number of years working as a violinmaker and repairer in the Indianapolis area. A graduate of the University of Indiana Violinmaking Program, he has worked for Casa del Sol and Consort International prior to joining our workshop staff.

Gabor Molnar

Violinmaker and Repairer, a 1983 graduate and certified instructor of the Violinmaking School associated with the Liszt Academy, in Budapest, Hungary. On staff at Lisle Violin Shop since 2003, his 32 years of experience provide exceptional knowledge and experience in the repair and restoration of fine old instruments. Recipient of European Master's Certificate in Violinmaking in 2011.  He continues to create a limited number of new instruments modeled after the instruments from the Golden Period in Cremona.

Franki Liu

Franki Liu, violinmaker and instrument setup specialist. His instrument repair study began in our shop in 2007. He continues to develop his professional skills in our workshop.

Joey Naeger

Joey Naeger, bassmaker, repairer and instrument setup specialist. His instrument repair study began at the Violin Craftsmanship Institute in 2010. He joined our shop in 2011 where he continues to develop his skills.

Setup and Repair Staff

Chun Feng Zhang - Violin & Viola Setup and Repair

Jose Aguilar - Violin, Viola, & Cello Setup and Repair

Luis Leon - Violin & Viola Setup and Repair

Jose Guerra - Bass Setup and Repair

Alejandro Zapata - Bass Setup and Repair

Gabriel Gomez - Cello Setup and Repair

Brandi Oviedo - Violin & Viola Setup and Repair

Stefan Rieck - Violin & Viola Setup and Repair

Aaron Obregon - Violin & Viola Setup and Repair

Justin Smith - Cello Setup and Repair

Andy McWilliams - Violin & Viola Setup and Repair

Victor Barragan - Violin Setup and Repair

Bow Repair Staff

Geo Castillo - Bow Repair and Rehair

Jorge Escalante - Bow Repair and Rehair

Gracia Banda - Bow Repair and Rehair

Jesse Niu - Bow Repair and Rehair

Sean O'Boyle - Bow Repair and Rehair

Jeremy Saldana - Bow Repair and Rehair