Tom Croen is truly Hors Concours in every respect!
My Tom Croen violin has thrilled me from the moment I began playing it. It has a sweet tone, is exceptionally well balanced, powerful and responsive. The workmanship is flawless: attention was paid to every acoustic and construction detail. Tom was a pleasure to work with throughout the process, from initial contact, to selection of woods, to choosing a model, all the way through delivery of the completed instrument. Tom continues to be highly responsive and accommodating to my needs as a musician by maintaining my instrument in its optimal playing condition with periodic check-ups. Tom Croen is truly Hors Concours in every respect!
Bobbi Shearn Nikles, Founder, Fiddlekids
I couldn't be happier.
When I was shopping for a violin, I looked at almost 50 violins from many time periods and price ranges. Tom's violin immediately stood out with its sweet tone, powerful sound, and exquisite workmanship and antiquing. Not only was it my favorite from the start, but it was also the only violin that was liked by every person I showed it to! The violin was brilliant in my concerto performance last spring, and the reviewer specifically complimented the quality of the sound. Tom has been a wonderful resource throughout the whole process. When I took a summer job in California, he even invited me to see his workshop and gave me a tour. I couldn't be happier. Thanks so much again for all you've done.
... best care I can find, which happens to be you and your work.
Thank you so much for the care and expertise you have bestowed on my instrument. I am so glad to have it back in one piece and in such fine shape. J saw it yesterday and she called it 'beautifully restored.' I have no qualms about giving the cello the best care I can find, which happens to be you and your work.
David Andrew Morris, cellist