We do it all in shop! Rehairs, restoration, repairs, custom builds, etc.

New tips, frogs, linings, eyes for bows just to name a few!

New pegs, bridges, seam repair, varnish touch up…

Christopher Contreras: Luthier and Professional Violinist


Christopher “Christo” Contreras is the full time on site luthier. He has been with Oklahoma Strings since 2009, with a 3 year absence to study violin making at the Chicago School of Violin Making. As well as graduating and receiving a diploma from the Chicago School of Violin Making, he also holds A BA in Instrumental Performance from Oklahoma City University. A rarity in the world of Lutherie, Christopher is an accomplished performer. He has been seen in performances with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic as an extra, as well as the Peoria Symphony Orchestra in Illinois during his study in Chicago. He can currently be found performing with the Enid symphony Orchestra, as well as various private performances with the Oklahoma Strings Quartet. After graduating from Oklahoma City University, he worked with Penders Music Company to learn the ins and outs of sheet music sales, then went on to perform on cruise ships with Holland America for a handful of voyages. Christopher taught privately for ten years before he decided to cut back a bit to start a family.