Owner, Terra Nova Violins
Abbas Selgi, the owner of Terra Nova Violins, has more than 30 years of experience in all aspects of lutherie. In 1997, he immigrated to San Antonio from Tehran, where he had a successful violin-making shop. He brought his family shortly afterward and realized his dream of becoming an American citizen. Abbas spent the next several years building a strong and growing business throughout Central and South Texas, and in 2006 he outgrew the small workshop in his house where it all began and started Terra Nova Violins at its current location. Now, there are two convenient locations to serve their customers in Austin and San Antonio.