Douglas Cox received his basic training at the State Violin Making School in Mittenwald, Germany in the late 1960’s. He spent ten years as head of the repair department and chief restorer for the firm of J. Bradley Taylor, Inc. in Boston, servicing the finest instruments in the New England area. Since 1981 he has devoted himself to building fine new instruments. His home and studio are in the hills outside Brattleboro, Vermont, not far from the Marlboro Festival.
To his making of new instruments he brings German discipline and workmanship tempered with years of study of fine old instruments and extensive experience in tonal adjustment for the most demanding professional players. He continue to stretch his making abilities and understanding of what makes violins work by building close copies of unusual and noteworthy master instruments. His instruments have received awards from the Violin Society of America and are used by a growing number of professional artists.