John D Johnston - Violin Maker and Restorer


Sydney  -  Melbourne  -  Canberra


42 Tombonda Dr, Kiama NSW 2533


T: (02) 4263-9973    M: 0415 384 009    Email:  here




"I'm delighted with the sound and appearance of my Johnston viola. It has a richness of sound akin to that of the old Brescian school.” - Winifred Durie Founding member of the ACO and former principal viola  of the SOBO.


"I have had excellent service from Johns Guarneri copy which I have played as concertmaster of the SOV over the past 8 years.” - Tony Conolan Artistic Advisor of the State Orchestra of Victoria.


"My Johnston viola and violin each have a wonderful tone and continue to develop. The violin has surpassed in tone all my previous violins including old Italian instruments." - John Gould Former member of the Carl Pini quartet. Former Principal viola of the London Symphony Orchestra.


‘I have loved playing my Johnston, Stradivari model violin for the past 3 years since I bought it.” - Marian Arnold ABC Classic FM music presenter.    more ...