Mittenwald trained maker Douglas Cox now resides in Brattleboro, Vermont. Doug brings the discipline and workmanship of his early training tempered with years of study of fine old instruments and extensive experience in tonal adjustment for the most demanding professional players to his making of new instruments. He continues to stretch his making abilities and understanding of what makes violins work by building close copies of unusual and noteworthy master instruments. Since 1981 Doug has built nearly 800 new instruments. His instruments have received awards from the Violin Society of America and are used by professional artists in a wide array of professional settings.