Géza Sáli
Violin- and Bow Maker

Géza Sáli studied playing the violin for twelve years. Afterwards he was educated in the craft of violin- and bow making for which he received his master craftsman's certificate at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest. His second master examination took place in Vienna.

He has been living and working in Graz since 1989 where (aside from repa­rations and re­stau­rations) he fo­cuses on his passion, the ma­king­ of french style bows.

As an active violin player he pays special attention to small details in sound as well as to problems caused by the material in use which affect the in­stru­ment play. The triangle con­sis­ting of mu­si­cian, instrument and bow has to be in balance. Minor chan­ges in this structure can cause major shifts in sound - this is barely affected by the musicians skill.

In addition to various optimizations Geza Sáli makes custom bows which are spe­cially adapted to the musician and follow ones needs. The customers have the possi­bility to try the bows to their full extent at home before taking a decision. Fine adjustments can be made after that to reach the sound potential of bow and instrument.


Géza Sáli
Schillerstraße 5
A-8010 Graz, Austria

Phone +43 316 268406
Mobile +43 699 10046386

Opening Hours

Monday - Thursday
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. / 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.