Guy Harrison – Violin Maker Blog

violin, viola and cello making and restoration

New Cello – in our Ottawa workshop.

Pictured on the bench is the Stradivari model cello my assistant and I are making. Inside the sides have been reinforced with cloth. Stradivari reinforced the sides of his cellos with linen cloth. The sides on our cello are made from poplar which Stradivari also used. It’s a softer wood than maple and is sensible […]

Landolfi (Milan 18th C.) violin repair

Below is a violin by Carlo Fernando Landolfi from 18th Century Milan. It was brought into the shop for restoration. c c c c c The peg box had been fitted with plastic peg bushings by another violin shop. Traditionally when the peg holes are badly worn, the holes are filled with wood and fresh […]

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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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