Carl Fredrick Becker (1919 – January 30, 2013) was an American luthier and restorer, known for ... Carl F. Becker was a founding member of both the International Association of Violin and Bow Makers (Entente Internationale des Luthiers et ...


The Becker family story begins in Germany the 1800s with Herman Macklett ... One of their sons, Carl F. Becker, continued the family tradition of violin making.


Chicago-based violin maker and restorer had a 75-year career.


Carl F. Becker Jr. began working with his father Carl Sr. around 1934 and soon joined him at the Chicago firm of William Lewis & Son. From 1948 to 1967 the ...


Feb 4, 2013 ... Instrument maker Carl F. Becker may have been born with a bow in his hand, so naturally did he take up his family's work of making violins, ...


Carl G. Becker Sr's grandfather Herman Macklett was an early American violin maker, and Carl followed in his footsteps from a young age. Born in Chicago in ...


As Carl F. Becker notes, "I am fascinated by the violin from an engineering point of view-the effect of the arching and shaping on the tone." Becker also regards ...


A tribute and look at the life of Carl F. Becker, the Chicago-based master luthier, who passed away at the end of January 2013.


In 1968 he and his son, Carl F. Becker, who had joined him at Lewis in 1937, formed their own company: Carl Becker and Son. After military service, Carl F.