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Information about the main shop in St. Gallen

Information about the premises in Berne


Main shop St. Gallen

The main shop in St. Gallen (Saint Gall or Saint Gallen), then situated at Metzgergasse, was established in 1917 by the dynasty founder Fritz Sprenger. Some years later the atelier moved to Neugasse.

Thanks to its longevity, Sprenger Geigenbau has built up an impressive collection of instruments and bows, as well as a constantly growing knowledge which has been passed on from generation to generation.

At the main shop in St. Gallen we offer an impressive collection of violins, violas, cellos and double basses as well as their bows of all sizes and prices. You will find instruments of all schools and periods. Of course, you will also find a large choice of cases, covers, strings and other accessories.

In our ateliers, all work is carried out with the greatest care and competence. Of course, you will be provided with an estimate for any necessary work. Also your bow will be re-haired and repaired according to your wishes in the shortest possible time.

We also offer an excellent tonal adjustment service. In an environment free of time constraints, we work with the musician to bring out the particular tone and characteristics desired of their instrument. We would be pleased to help you.

Thanks to its location in the beautiful pedestrian area of St. Gallen, you can reach us conveniently by car or train within a few minutes walk. In the morning you can park for a couple of minutes in front of our shop for reloading instruments.

 

  

Christoph Sprenger

After attending the Swiss school of violin making in Brienz he furthered his education in different violin-making ateliers and specialised himself on repairing and restoring of valuable old instruments. 

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Raffael Sprenger

After graduating from the world-famous Violin Making School in Cremona he worked  in London and Germany. Since 2005 he works in the main shop in St. Gallen and is happy to continue the ateliers tradition.

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Norbert Möslang

For more than 30 years, Norbert Möslang has been working at Sprenger Geigenbau. In such a long time – in the beginning not only working together with Christoph Sprenger but also with his father Arnold – Mr. Möslang has acquired profound and expert knowledge as well as excellent restoration skills.

Martin Köhler

Since January 2011 we are by supported Martin Köhler. The young violin maker has completed his studying at the German Violin Making School in the town of Klingenthal in the summer of 2010. He dedicates himself mainly about the optimal care of our rental instruments and is looking forward to the many professional challenges in our atelier.

  


Sprenger AG Geigenbau
Neugasse 53
CH - 9000 St. Gallen
Switerland 
 

How to find us...

Phone  +41 (0)71 / 222 27 16
Fax +41 (0)71 / 222 02 16
E-Mail info@sprengerviolins.com
   
Opening hours:
Monday: 14.00-18.30 
Tuesday to Friday: 08.00-12.00 , 14.00-18.30 
Saturday: 08.00-12.00 , 14.00-17.00 
  

main shop St. Gallen

   

Our premises in Berne  

Since 1998, you can find Sprenger Geigenbau also in Berne. The atelier Kunzmann / Kürzi / Sprenger AG is led by the violin making master Daniel Kunzmann and the violin maker Andreas Kürzi. It goes without saying that also here, you are competently advised and served.

You find the business in the center of Berne’s old town, at Marktgasse 36. It can comfortably be reached by car as well as by train – for reloading of goods, you can even park directly in front of the business in the morning.

In our atelier in Berne you are offered a wide range of violins, violas, cellos and double basses as well as bows of all sizes and classes. The selection comprises instruments of all schools and epochs. Naturally, you can also find an extensive choice of cases, covers, strings and accessories. And in case that anything should not be in stock, we will be pleased to bring the instrument or accessories in question from St. Gallen to Berne. 

All maintenance work, repairing or restoring of stringed instruments in our ateliers is done with greatest care and competence; you are also offered an estimate informing you about expected costs. Your bow is professionally rehaired and repaired, too – within 24 hours if desired.

We also offer in Berne an excellent tonal adjustment service. In an environment free of time constraints, we work with the musician to bring out the particular tone and characteristics desired of their instrument. We would be pleased to help you.

Thanks to the long tradition of Sprenger Geigenbau - the oldest violin making atelier in Switzerland - you can be certain that you are well served in our premises in Berne. In more than ninety years, four generations have gathered an extensive collection of instruments and comprehensive expert knowledge.

 

Daniel Kunzmann

Since January 2010, Daniel Kunzmann is leading this workshop. The highly experienced violin maker previously worked for over 30 years in several well known ateliers, including more than 20 years as a workshop leader. 

 
Continuous training and intensive dialogue with colleagues and experts complete his great devotion to the profession.

  
Daniel Kunzmann estimates the precise work on stringed instruments and bows, but also appreciates advising customers is to their full satisfaction. In his spare time Daniel Kunzmann plays passionately the cello.

   

Andreas Kürzi

Andreas Kürzi is an experienced violin maker. During his professional activity as a violin maker, repairer and restorer – which stretches over 20 years now – Mr. Kürzi has acquired extensive experience.

He has worked for well-known ateliers in Switzerland as well as elsewhere. Andreas Kürzi is also an experienced maker of Viola da Gambas.

 

 


Geigenbauatelier
Kunzmann / Kürzi / Sprenger AG
Marktgasse 36
CH - 3011 Bern
Switzerland 
 

How to find us...

phone & fax +41 (0)31 / 311 38 39 
e-mail bern@sprengerviolins.com
     
Opening hours:
Monday: 14.00-18.30 
Tuesday to Friday: 09.00-13.00, 14.00-18.30
Saturday: 09.00-13.00, 14.00-17.00
   

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The technical experience that has been passed on from generation to generation, the wide selection and the love for the instrument gives you the guarantee to have confidence in our business.


Sprenger Geigenbau, Switzerland's most traditional luthier, since 1917.