Wiessmeyer & Son
Wiessmeyer & Son

About Us

Stringed instruments mutes that perfectly balance sound fidelity and dampening. Wiessmeyer & Son manufactures a complete line of synthetic, 3D-printed mutes for aspiring and professional violin, viola, and cello players.

We are passionate about bringing the music and art of stringed instruments into the 21st century.  We design and manufacture modern musical accessories that respect the Luthier's tradition and take advantage of modern technology and materials.


Paul Wiessmeyer

Upon graduating in 1981 from the Mittenwald School of Violin Making in Germany, Paul worked for several violin shops in Europe and the U.S. including, most notably, the atelier of Vladimir Pilar in Prague, Czechoslovakia, and the workshop of Hans Weisshaar in Hollywood, CA.  He has operated his Boston Studio since 1990 as well as manufacturing and distributing select instrument tools and accessories for musicians and skilled Luthiers.

Paul’s instruments have received international recognition in competitions; in 1981, he received a gold medal at the H. Wienawski Violin Competition in Poland and, in 1982, he won gold medals for violin, viola, and cello at the VSA International Violin Competition in Salt Lake City (hors concours).

Paul teaches repair and set-up at the Violin Craftsmanship Institute of the University of New Hampshire and can now also be found instructing short seminars in the art of retouch across the U.S. and Canada.

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Brian Wiessmeyer

Brian completed his Bachelors of Science in Analytical Chemistry and Environmental Engineering in 2005 from the University of Toronto.  He obtained an MBA from the University of Connecticut in 2011 before going on to work in the tech industry for 8 years as a management consultant.

Brian has played the violin since the age of 5 and trained classically for 13 years across the New England area.  He performed in the Boston Youth Orchestra and continues to enjoy recreational play and the occasional indie music project.