Karim Hourani Luthiery

Violin Family Repair and Restoration

Luthiery; where art, science, and soul assemble


Welcome to my workshop. I hope the images attached give you some insight on my work space and designs. I studied - and continue to - with Maestro Geza Burghardt and started my string repair and restoration shop in New Westminster in 2016.  Building personal templates, jigs, and tools gives character to the shop.  


I repair, restore, and build violins and build traditional ouds based on old methods passed down from master to apprentice. Everything from cutting, shaping, fitting, and finishing is done by hand without electric sanders, routers, saws, or any power tool. The glues, polishes, and varnishes are all cooked from organic renewable material.