About Corishley Violins

My name is Arsenios Corbishley. I am a violin maker.

An instrument is a vehicle to aid the performer in their art. My role is one of collaborator. I craft modern violins, violas, and cellos, and maintain existing instruments to allow the performer a broader range of ease and expression.

Making in the traditional Italian style, I am dedicated to the highest quality of work. Utilizing mostly hand tools ensures high calibration, exacting detail, and an intimate connection between maker and instrument at every step of the process. Violin making is a unique field in the way it combines objective science with subjective ideas of beauty. Acoustical and visual aspects are considered on almost equal terms, with acoustics and ease of play being the foundation upon which the aesthetics are based. Most aspects of making a violin are associated with a quantifiable measurement, but the overall visual impact and comfort of performance is always the final consideration.

As Oklahoma City's premier luthier, I also do repair and restoration work. From tonal adjustments to complex restorations, my goal is to maintain your instrument for future generations while keeping it in the best shape for today's demanding performers.

Violin in progress