Joseph Regh has been making and restoring violins, violas, cellos and basses since 1972. He began woodworking and cabinet making as a child in Germany and soon progressed to instrument repairs and making fine instruments and bows. In 1979 Joseph opened a violin shop in Wappingers Falls, NY and Regh Violins was born. He has earned a reputation for quality instruments and bows, fine repair and restoration. Regh Violins has become a center for discerning musicians.
In addition to being a luthier, Joseph is a physicist who served as an IBM researcher in semiconductor physics for over 25 years. He brings analytical and scientific methods to bear on improving the art of making bows and instruments. He studied bow making with Joseph Kun, a Czech violin and bow maker who immigrated to Ottawa, with a focus on instrument and bow-making and bow and instrument restoration. In addition to making bows, Joe co-authored the book The Art of Bow Making and has developed improved luthier techniques and tools. Joseph Regh serves as an executive officer of the Violin Society of America, a leading professional organization, as a member of the Board of Directors, and as Chair of the Competition Committee.