Smits Luthier

Violin maker & Restorer

Jo Smits, luthierAfter successfully completing a training in woodworking at the TSM Mechelen and two years of training at the Restoration & Conservation department of the Artesis College, I found my calling at The International Lutherie School Antwerp (ILSA) in Boom. During this training I did an internship at Pot and Van Daelen in Breda. Here I learned the basis for restoration. During this period I also did an internship at Fredy Gröger in Antwerp, and Jurgen prayer in Arnhem. I am also employed by Pascal Gillis, where I support the completion of new construction instruments.


Jo Smits
Europalaan 43
Mechelen (BE)
Tel: 0477500913

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