AN INSTRUMENT WITH HIGH STANDARDS
Alphorn construction with enthusiasm. Handmade with precision and manufactured in harmony with the best in modern sound engineering.
We source the wood used to make our instruments from carefully chosen suppliers using sustainable forestry. In this way, we fuse Swiss tradition with the country’s values of sustainability.
JurAlphorn’s wood workshop offers supervised jobs to people in difficult circumstances and contributes to their social and professional integration.
In every profession, the first step towards success is taking an interest in it.
(William Osler 1848-1919)
Our interest in making Alphorns began the first time we held one of these unique and heavy instruments in our hands for the first time. As both professional carpenters and hobby musicians, we immediately felt a connection to this special instrument and wanted to produce it ourselves. Producing an instrument of professional caliber was a longer journey than we anticipated. For nearly two years, we developed different prototypes of the JurAlphorn in our workshop in Trimbach at the foot of the Jura mountains. Rainer Egger, a leading producer of historical brass instruments in Basel, helped with the complicated design process.
Dimitri Hauswirth, Carpenter
Rainer Egger, instrument maker
Udo Schäfer, Master carpenter
An Alphorn often accompanies its musician throughout life, so we recognise that choosing an instrument is a big step. Get to know us, come by the shop and take your time to test and find a JurAlphorn that suits your needs. We are happy to answer any further questions by email or telephone under 062 293 09 16.