The story behind Frost Gully Violins.
Justin Boone began his path as a luthier over 20 years ago on a hot Georgia night when a conversation with a electric bass-making friend made a light go on over his head. Back at home he took out his cello and looked at it like he hadn’t ever before. This is what he wanted to do.
From there he studied violin making in Pennsylvania, returned to Georgia to work at Huthmakers Violins in Atlanta, and eventually found himself in Cremona, Italy. He studied with Edgar Russ and Georgio Grisales, making violins and eating some of the finest pizza known to man.
Justin came to Maine in 2002 and began working at Frost Gully Violins in Freeport. He refined his repair and restoration skills, taking classes when he could, and working on fantastic instruments from all over the world.
13 years later, Justin bought Frost Gully Violins and moved it to Brunswick. He continues to offer the highest standard of restoration work and retail instruments, as well as maintaining a large rental fleet and making new instruments. He is always happy to talk about his work, so feel free to stop by and learn more.
Justin W. Boone – Luthier
Violins, Violas, & Cellos
Stringed Instrument Rental & Repair
The story plays on.
Frost Gully Violins plans to continue to be a part of the musical community in Maine. We would love to see stringed instrument programs grow in this state, as well as community orchestras, folk groups, bluegrass, and anything else. Please take advantage of the musical organizations page and the teachers page as a resource to find musical events, or to start your musical journey.
“During my summer teaching schedule, my students and I are fortunate to benefit from the care and professional expertise of Frost Gully Violins. From the excellent selection of instruments and bows to the first rate set-up and adjustment services,
Justin Boone and his staff make sure that all our musical needs are fully addressed.”
-Sergiu Schwartz, Professor of Violin, Schwob School of Music-