Guy Harrison – Violin Maker Blog

violin, viola and cello making and restoration

Soundpost patch – Italian violin by A. Gavatelli

The owner of this violin had been trying to shine up her violin with a cleaning solution, which are sold in small bottles by many violin shops in Canada. Overtime the rosin and sticky residue left by the cleaner had built up a thick dirty layer over the front of her violin. I don’t recommend […]

Viola da Gamba CD-Mikko Perkola.

Last year this CD came out and I sold a number of copies in my shop. Now I just received another batch of CDs! The recording features Finnish Gamba player Mikko Perkola. He is performing on a Viola da Gamba I made 10 years ago while living in Toronto. It was a copy of a […]

18th Century violin case

A colleague was looking to sell this old double violin case and bought it into the workshop. It was made for two 7/8 size violins probably around 1800 or earlier. There was no padding inside, just lined in thin blue felt. The outside was covered in leather with metal studs and fitted with a solid […]

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    Guy Harrison Violin Maker
    792 Gladstone Avenue
    Ottawa, Ontario
    K1R 6X9
    Tel: 613 569 4803

    1997 Silver medal for viola in the Mittenwald International Violin Making Competition, Germany.

    2010 Bronze medal for violin in the Mittenwald International Violin Making Competition, Germany.

    2014 Workmanship award for violin in the Mittenwald International Violin Making Competition, Germany.

    2016 Silver Workmanship medal for cello in the VSA Violin Making Competition, USA.

    Member of the American Federation of Violin & Bow Makers and Violin Society of America.

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