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Baptiste Bernard

  • Il pleut des cordes...
  • Luthier
  • Rouen, France
  • Master Artisan
Baptiste Bernard Luthier
French, English, Spanish
Thursday 09:30 - 18:30, Friday and Saturday 09:30 - 19:00
+33 276285763
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The art of fine tuning

  • • Baptiste works on string instruments from all over the world
  • • He graduated with an Artisan d’art, and a Luthier d’art diploma
  • • His client base is very wide and diverse

For Baptiste Bernard, it all started in his father's watchmaking workshop, on a workbench, repairing an old banjo that he had collected in his youth. “He encouraged me to put my hands to work, so we restored the instrument and gave it a second life”. Since this moment, Baptiste has been practising the craft of luthier. In 2012, he opened his own workshop in the heart of Rouen, where he is making and working on string instruments from all over the world, from all periods. The interaction with each customer and meeting everyone’s specific desire for him is the most enriching apect of his work. From the amateur to the professional musician, the composer and the apprentice, Baptiste aligns his knowledge with musical diversity.

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Baptiste Bernard based the design of this cello on that of a model made by famed Italian luthier Domenico Montagnana. Spruce wood was used for the top of the cello, combined with maple on the back and sides. The neck of the cello is made from ebony.

Length 124 cm
Width 70 cm

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The design of this violin is based on a model by Nicolò Gagliano. A rich variety of woods were used to build the instrument. Baptiste Bernard used spruce for the top of the violin, combined with maple on its back, sides and neck. The neck was finished with ebony and mother-of-pearl.

Length 58.5 cm
Width 32.8 cm

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Pardessus de viole

This handmade viola was created following a 1714 Nicolas Bertrand model. The top of the viola is made from spruce and its back, neck and side from maple.

Length 65 cm
Width 33 cm

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La chevauchée des cordes

This bowed lyre was designed following the design of an antique European lyre. The body of the instrument is made from wavy ash and the inlay from ebony.

Length 100 cm
Width 82 cm

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The design of this gipsy guitar was based on a Bartolomeo Busato Model. The top of the guitar is fashioned from spruce and its back from maple. The sides of the guitar are made from rosewood and the neck from a combination of maple, lemon tree and ebony inlays.

Length 103 cm
Width 67.5 cm

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