Guy Harrison – Violin Maker Blog

violin, viola and cello making and restoration

Exhibition in Montreal with the Canadian Viola Society

The Canadian Viola Society celebrate their 30 year anniversary at the Université de Montréal on October 10th and 11th. As part of the event we shall have instruments and bows on display and for musicians to try. All instruments and bows will be available to take out on a further trial.   We look forward to […]

Cello repair –

The cello side shown below is from an 18th Century German cello made in Mittenwald by a member of the Klotz family. The ribs over the years had been cracked in various places and had some wood worm damage as well. It was brought into the workshop for restoration. We used a variety of techniques to reinforce […]

Workshop in Ottawa

This is one of the rooms in the new workshop. These workbenches are used for making instruments. I have another room for restoration work further down the hall. By the entrance I have an office with my library and space to try instruments. At the moment I’m making another copy of a Del Gesu violin, […]

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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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