Contact Philip

Call 0422 945 752 

or email

Woobys Lane
Battery Point, TAS, 7004

+61 (0) 422945752

Philip Smith is a master maker of stringed instruments and their bows. A master of refined artistry and exquisite tones from his master crafted bows and instruments. One of Australia's finest luthiers!





Philip Smith

Blog - Philip Smith Luthier 

Violin Viola Cello Double Bass and their bows

Luthier Archetier 

Tasmanian Australia

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Happy New Year!

Philip Smith

2013 has kicked off and now that the festivities are over, and I am fully installed in my new atelier (with deck) the working year is all go already.

Violin number 17 is almost finished. This instrument will be off to its new home in Queensland for predominantly folk stylings very soon. The heat we have been experiencing, has provided good varnish drying weather, but has wreaked havoc in the form of bush fires all over our island. Sympathies to all those who have suffered loss in this catastrophe. If anyone would like to join me in contributing to the appeal, donations can be made here.

Number 17 is a my version of a the Kruse Stadivarius model 1721. The violin will be sporting geared pegs and an asymmetrical tailpiece, both resulting in improved sound quality. 

My next commission is an exciting one -  a viola, my second to be commissioned by a violist in the TSO. Philip Smith viola's will make up 2 out of the 5 viola's in the TSO,when this viola is completed. The instrument has been commissioned with assistance from Arts Tasmania and our Premier sent a note to the player mentioning how wonderful it was to have a maker in Tasmania who can provide quality instruments to the TSO - it was very encouraging and I was well chuffed to hear it. 

Philip Smith Luthier is Moving!

Philip Smith

Dear Friends, 

I have exciting news. After 10 years, I have finally burst out of the little shop in St John Street. I am moving to a bigger and better, purpose built atelier in South Launceston with more than enough room to swing a cat.

Nothing will change apart from the address, there is now no landline number and the coffee will be made on the premises rather than bought from the great cafe down the road. 

The move is going ahead tomorrow so by next week, Monday 3 December. I will be ready to receive customers and to show off the new Philip Smith Luthier atelier. 

Please call for an appointment on 0422 945 752 or email me at


Kind regards,

Philip Smith Luthier
Violin Viola Cello Double Bass 

South Launceston
Mobile 0422 945 752