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Quick Peek: Yamaha Violin Custom Workshop

Take a tour of the Yamaha Violin Custom Workshop in Hamamatsu, Japan.

Did you know that Yamaha has been hand-making traditional violins in the Yamaha Violin Custom Workshop in Hamamatsu, Japan for more than 15 years?

This center for research and development of stringed instruments also functions as a traditional violin making workshop. It is here where skilled craftsmen collaborate with sound engineers to study and improve instrument making for all Yamaha stringed instruments.

Here is your opportunity to take a tour and see these craftsmen in action:


Heather Mansell is an accomplished violinist and a 15-year Yamaha employee. She started her career in the musical products industry in Toronto, after her orchestral stand partner offered her a job at a downtown violin shop. Heather is now based out of Southern California at Yamaha Corporation of America and is the product manager for Orchestral Strings. She has eagerly traveled to over a dozen countries in the pursuit of learning about people, places and music.

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