Mittenwald-trained, Master Violinmaker, Horst Kloss, has worked with fine stringed instruments and bows for over three decades. The Kloss shop specializes in the repair, restoration, appraisal and sale of historic instruments and bows. Mr. Kloss further offers acoustic adjustments tailored to the individual musician's requirements, the application of museum conservation standards and time-honored repair techniques to preserve instrument integrity and maintain value as well as baroque conversions. Mr Kloss is experienced in providing musicians with custom instrument setup designrd to prevent overuse syndrome while maintaining maximum tone color, clarity and projection,
Raised among musicians and makers, Horst Kloss was imbued with love of music and a profound sense of stewardship in caring for vintage stringed instruments.
At the age of 14, he began an apprenticeship in his hometown of Mittenwald, a center for violin-making since the 1600's. He received his formal training at the Bavarian State School of Violin Making in Southern Germany. He earned his Journeyman's diploma in 1964 and his Master's in 1972 under the tutelage of Josef Kantuscher. After moving to the United States in 1964, he worked for Carl Becker at Lewis & Sons, and established shops in Houston and Boston before settling in Needham, Massachsetts.
Why Choose Us?
Experience - Longest continuously operating shop in the Boston area.
Guaranteed work - Fully insured
Trust - Full Membership in the American Federation of Violin and Bow Makers
Years of Business