Ludwick's House Of Violin's founder, Zev Zalman "Z.Z." Ludwick, was inspired to play the violin when he was just 8 years old. With over 30 years of performing on Banjo, Bass, Guitar, and Mandolin, Z.Z. wanted to delve into the art of Lutherie. Being blessed with completing an apprenticeship with Dalton Potter at The Potter Violin Company in Maryland, Z.Z. went on to Violin,Viola,Cello and Double Bass repair and restoration at several shops in the Mid-Atlantic region. His attention to detail, artistic eye, and ability to listen and interact with musicians has helped him tremendously in the field. There are very few things that bring Z.Z. more satisfaction than to take an old family keepsake instrument and bring it back to life!
Always evolving and advancing in knowledge and application, Z.Z. is now honing his skills as well as building Violins under the guidance of his mentor, Master Violin Maker, Howard Needham!
Along the way, Z.Z. has acquired a network of extremely talented instrument makers throughout the world, and has the ability to offer high quality student and professional instruments, directly from the makers to the customers, reducing middle man costs! We also offer a full line of Bows and Accessories, as well as being a distributor for JonPaul Bows, Bobelock Cases, Schertler Amplifiers & Pickups, and Blizzard Lighting!
At Ludwick's, we specialize in Violin, Viola, & Cello sales, repairs and restoration, serving Maryland, The Mid-Atlantic and beyond! And by popular demand, and because of Z.Z.’s love for all things Mandolin, we are now offering Mandolin sales by special orders only!
We believe that the customer's needs come first! No repair or set-up is too small, and we take just as much pride and dedication dealing with players from the school level, all the way up to full time professionals. We look forward to creating a trustworthy relationship with you!
Photo by Esky Cook
Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm