Amédée Diéudonné began his study of violin making at the age of 14. He studied musicianship and craftsmanship under Gustave Bazin for five years until finding employment at the Darché firm. In 1920, after returning from his service in the first world war, he established his own workshop in Mirecourt, France.
His work is rooted in the Cremonese tradition. He became known as a luthier for his excellent copies of historical models. For 40 years, he produced excellent work as a craftsman while training approximately 20 apprentices in his workshop. He conducted a symphony orchestra and gave violin lessons up to his death in 1960.
Fine craftsmanship and beautiful tonal qualities combine in this classic French viola. This is one of prolific luthier Amedée Diéudonné’s last works.
A fine example representing the best in French violin making from the early 20th century. This instrument has a robust and brilliant tone quality.