Sanha Park

Luthier & Violin Maker

San-Ha Park came to the Los Angeles Violin Shop in 2018 as an accomplished guitar maker fascinated with the violin world. His diverse artistic background, woodworking knowledge, and effusive personality greatly contribute to the LAVS workshop environment. San’s understanding and internalization of the arts can be seen within his unique craftsmanship and overall finish of his instruments. He crafts acoustic and electric guitars by commission, and is working on producing competition-grade violins and violas. .

San has won multiple awards for his craftsmanship from Violin Makers Association of Arizona International: 


2021 Gold  Medal in Violin Tone for Gut String Violins

2021 Silver Medal in Overall Points for Gut String Violins 

2021 The Bob Wallace Award for Best in Violin Tone 


San attended the Musicians Institute in Hollywood where he studied Guitar Craft and Acoustic Guitar Design under Isaac Jang and Kathy Wingert. With these instructors, San sharpened his restoration, repairing, and instrument building skills. Before moving to CA in 2015, he earned his Associates Degree in Liberal Arts, at Montgomery CC in Blue Bell, PA. San also took fine art courses at the Tyler School of Arts, Moore College of Arts, and The Art Institute of Philadelphia. 

San’s mentor, Kathy Wingert, encouraged him to pursue violin lutherie after he completed his studies. In his search for a workshop, San was introduced to L.A. Violin Shop where he began learning from Head Luthier Jake Han. San now provides the patrons of L. A. Violin Shop with his expertise in guitar and violin restoration. Presently, San works in tandem with Jake Han at The Colburn School to provide their skills and knowledge directly to students. 

You may find out more about him at his Instagram page