Samuel Zygmuntowicz, born 1956 in Philadelphia, was already a prize-winning sculptor before beginning his instrument-making studies at age 13. He studied violin making and restoration with Carl Becker and Rene Morel, and at the Violin Making School of America in Salt Lake City.
His most famous instruments are his ...Read More copies of Isaac Stern's Guarneri violins, which fetched record prices for an instrument by a living maker at auction after Stern's death in 2001. Zygmuntowicz has been based in Brooklyn, NY since 1985.
- The auction record for this maker is $130,000 in May 2003, for a violin. - 11 auction price results.