Sheena Laurie, Luthier, maker and restorer of the Violin, Viola, and 'Cello

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Sheena Laurie is a Scottish luthier based in Doune, specialising in the creation and restoration of 'cello, viola and violin.

I began studying the design and construction of musical instruments at Anniesland College, Scotland, in 2001. My studies continued at the renowned Newark School of Violin Making in England. On graduating, I chose to work at Ealing Strings, a well-known London firm with decades of knowledge and experience. I spent several years in the shop, specialising in restoration, instrument set ups and bow rehairing.

The opportunity to work and live with a maker in Italy arose, William Kelday and I had a fabulous and constructive year in Capestrano, Abruzzo.

Bill and I returned to Scotland where we shared a workshop in Fintry for ten years. In 2020 we bought the former Health Centre in Doune and converted it into our workshops and family home. Bill has now retired from instrument making and I split my work time between new making, major restorations and repairs.

Please browse my website to learn more about my work. For up-to-date news see my Facebook page.

Please contact me for further information about trying an instrument for yourself, costs and current approximate making time: