Signature Instruments


Klaus Ludwig Clement & Alexander Pilz have been working together in Leipzig for several years, developing violins, violas and cellos. In 2019, they decided to pool their specialist knowledge and introduce the singnature instruments. Each instrument is unique and reflects all the experience in varnishing, knowledge of sound and craftsmanship. Klaus and Alexander build only a few top quality instruments with the label Clement & Pilz  each year. On this side you will get more Information about the instruments we finished. 

In 2023 we focused on building instruments inspired by Bartolomeo Giuseppe Guarneri ‚del Gesù‘.


Bartolomeo Giuseppe Guarneri ‚del Gesù‘

(1698 – 1744)


Giuseppe Guarneri’s two sons Pietro of Venice and Giuseppe ‚del Gesù‘ both trained with and assisted him in the 1710s, but in keeping with the individuality of the Guarneri tradition their conceptions of violin making developed along strikingly dissimilar lines. While Pietro earns respect for his deft combination of Cremonese and Venetian styles, the rich and complex tonal quality of Giuseppe’s instruments distinguish him as one of the greatest violin makers in history.

inspired by Bartolomeo Giuseppe Guarneri ‚del Gesù‘, ‚Lord Wilton‘
inspired by Bartolomeo Giuseppe Guarneri ‚del Gesù‘, ‚Leduc‘
inspired by Bartolomeo Giuseppe Guarneri ‚del Gesù‘, ‚Sauret‘
…coming soon