Jim Humble, of the Sequatchie Valley region, is regarded as one of Tennessee’s most skilled and sought after violin luthiers. He has been restoring violins for the public since the 1970s, and in 1982, he made his first violin. Since then he has built approximately thirty violins and done hundreds of repairs on bowed stringed instruments for symphony members and those in the classical and bluegrass community. As part of the 2020 Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program, Jim will taught apprentice, Meredith Goins the art forms of violin making, restoration techniques, and bow rehairing.
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