Master Reinhard Bönsch was born in 1958 in North Germany. Stimulated by his love for music and the violin playing, he found his way to the Vogtland region ("Musikwinkel"), where the traditional centre of violin making has been established around Markneukirchen for over 300 years.
He did his apprenticeship with Master Werner Vogt (finished in 1978) and the following journeyman's time with Master Klaus Schlegel. In 1982 Bönsch received his master craftsman's diploma and founded 1984 his own workshop in Erlbach/Vogtl.
Further stages of his work are: study visit in Paris (restoration experience), participant in competitions in Posen, Mittenwald (prize winner), Sofia (5th place), and Freiburg in 1990 (diploma from the sound jury).
The master violin maker is specialized in new building of violines, violas and violoncellos as well as repairs and restorations of bowed instruments. He is further specialized in the building of baroque instruments (also conversions) and copies in the manner of the old Italian masters.
In his workshop master instruments are created in traditional handicraft. The specific needs of practicing musicians are of great importance to him, with the aim to incorporate their suggestions, while achieving easy playability, good response, and a harmonious appearance in his instruments.
This instrument is available from stock. There is no time of waiting at SchneiderMusik that can occur with some instrument makers.