David Polstein

David Polstein is a graduate of the North Bennet School Violin Making and Repair program. He worked in the shops of Jonathan Cooper and Arthur Toman before starting his own business. Since 1995, he has focused primarily on making instruments in his studio in Newton Massachusetts. Over the years, he has won awards in every instrument category at the Violin Society of America’s International competitions, including 4 silver medals for tone, and most recently a certificate of merit for viola tone at the 2018 competition in Cleveland. Polstein is a member of the American Federation of Violin and Bow Makers and serves as an advisor to the violin program at the North Bennet Street School.


Back length: 352mm – String length: 327mm
Upper bout: 167mm – Middle bout: 112mm – Lower bout: 207mm