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Canadian Armed Forces Collection

Some of the instruments from the Armed Forces Instrument Collection were brought into our workshop for restoration and a general check up. Included in the collection was a viola labeled Charles and Samuel Thompson, London, 1776. The condition of this instrument was so good, one of the musicians from the Army just assumed the viola […]

Six Old Italian and six new violins – Blind tests.

The recently publicized¬† “Soloist evaluations of six Old Italian and six new violins” has kept my email inbox busy for a few days now.¬† With media headlines such as “Stradivarius Strung Out” or “Stradivari surprise…” the old vs. new blind tests have grabbed people’s interest. Here is the actual study itself for those interested: PDF […]

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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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