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Luthier John Franke lives in Monroe, where he builds violins, violas and cellos. He strives for the perfect instrument, with a Stradivarius violin as the ultimate example, although he himself is entirely self-taught.
First Broadcast: 2004
Producer: KC Cowan
Appeared in episodes:
Fritz Richmond, Luthier Jon Franke, Wood Sculptor Philip Clausen, Painter Don Bailey, Luthier Jon Franke, Niel DePonte, Metro Arts
- ProViolins.com — Award winning USA violin maker Jonathan S. Franke, offers for sale fine modern handmade violins, violas, and cellos.
- Arts & Life: Jon Franke — Find out about the new award Jon Franke and bowmaker Ken Altman are offering to Oregon students.
- Funding provided by:
Additional Support Provided By:
The Jackson Foundation
The Roundhouse Foundation
Fran and John von Schlegell