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1611 Lincoln Street
Eugene, Oregon, USA

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David Gusset
Violin Maker

Awards and Honors
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First Prize/Gold Medal for Violin Making
"Antonio Stradivari" International Triennial Violin Making Competition in Cremona, Italy, 1985.
Instrument acquired for permanent display in the Antonio Stradivari Museum in Cremona, Italy.
First prize out of 212 violins from 31 countries.
The only American to ever win this honor.

Simone Fernando Sacconi Award
Special award for "the instrument most representative of classical Cremonese ideals." Chosen among 339 instruments from 31 countries, Stradivari Triennial Violin Making Competition, Cremona, Italy, 1985.

First Prize for Cello Making
Violoncello making competition sponsored by the American Federation of Violin and Bow Makers in conjunction with the 1986 American Cello Congress, Bloomington, Indiana.

Three Gold Medals
International violin making competitions sponsored by the Violin Society of America, 1978-1980.

Designated Hors Concours
Violin Society of America, 1984.

Prize Winner
Violin making competition at New York's Lincoln Center, sponsored by the American Federation of Violin and Bow Makers, Inc., 1984.

Bronze Medal
Paris International "Violin Making Competition and Exhibition, sponsored by the city of Paris, 1991.

Prize for Workmanship
1st Louis Spohr International Competition in Kassel, Germany, 1983.

Professional Affiliations
The American Federation of Violin and Bow Makers
Entente Internationale des Maitres Luthiers et Archetiers d' Art.

Stradivari model violin,
made for Alasdair Fraser, 1991
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Alasdair Fraser &
Culburnie Records