The Story

The name Erben represents a long tradition in violin making: many branches of the family tree are associated with making instruments.


In our master workshop in Munich, we, father and son, have been repairing and manufacturing classic string instruments for over 40 years.


Over 400 masterpieces have been created over recent decades; characterful companions for musicians. Each of them have a unique voice, carved specifically for the individual.

Since 2020, our workshop started a joint venture with our friend Heon Kim, the Founder of EMF. 

Together, we will continue to serve our community through masterclasses, out-reach programs, chamber music festivals and most importantly, friendship.

The founder of Erben Geigenbau - Peter Erben