George Yu became a luthier after working nearly a decade as an engineer. He is a graduate of the Violin Making School of America in Salt Lake City. Upon graduation, he apprenticed with the noted violin maker Ken Meyer in the greater Boston Area. George is based in Toronto, Canada, where he operates his own workshop.
George was awarded Certificates of Merit for both Tone and Workmanship, for the violin he entered at the VSA violinmaking competition in 2014. Another of his violins was awarded a Certificate of Merit for Tone at a previous VSA competition, in 2012. He has been a regular attendee of one or both of the VSA-Oberlin Violin Making and Violin Acoustics workshops since 2005.
Back length: 353 mm | String length: 328 mm
Upper bout: 163 mm | Middle bout: 109 mm | Lower bout: 205 mm