Andreas Preuss

Each of my instruments carries my belief that in this world there is nothing which contributes more to peace amongst people across continents than making music together. This belief drives me to make instruments who can carry a message to the audience.

I use the self-developed concept of ‘Process Oriented Sound Construction’ (POSC) to deliver instruments possessing expressive sound quality.

This makes each of my instruments a unique interpretation of an 18th century masterpiece giving my customers an instrument of lasting ‘sound value’.

Japan Times: ‘Tokyo-based violin maker who replicates storied violins is one of a kind.’

Gold medal, jury prize for best instrument and a special prize of Orfeo Radio Station at the competition ‘soul and shape’ in Moscow 2014.

About POSC:

When making my instruments there are a few procedures which, if my violins were a tech product, would be protected by patents (my 7 secrets)!

  1. Wood is submitted to steam treatment to enhance its vibrational properties.
  2. Top and back plate are made warp by purpose before assembling the instrument to reduce structural stress.
  3. Thickness Calibration and arching shape are determined by the way the wood warps and are therefore not based on theoretical models but empirically worked out observations.
  4. Cycles of artificial humidity change are used to position the neck in the optimal angle for optimal sound projection.
  5. Nano particle reinforced varnish is a recipe developed on scientific findings in Stradivaris varnish with the help of nano material scientists.
  6. Final sound adjustments are made on the completed white instrument.
  7. Ideas from composite material science are used to maximize the overtone range with the application of the varnish.