Summer in the workshop

Posted on | July 22, 2011 | 1 Comment|

For the next two weeks my assistant, Charline Dequincey, is taking a well earned vacation. We still have restoration  work waiting to be done.  For a few years I’ve had an old French cello in storage needing repair.  I wanted it playable to present to clients looking for a good cello.

So it was fortunate that luthier Kathleen Thomas from Toronto was available to fill in for a few weeks and start work on restoring this particular cello.

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Often when an instrument has been dormant for 50 years or over a hundred years there are many common repairs that need to be done. These can include a new bridge, soundpost, pegs and often more lengthy repairs.  In this case, along with other work, we will remove the neck and refit it at a correct angle for modern set-up.

Kathleen’s repair work will ensure we have the best possible sound from this old cello and the client will have a reliable instrument once it’s sold.

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One Response to “Summer in the workshop”

  1. Max Marshall
    October 21st, 2013 @ 5:09 pm

    I have. Guitar Kathleen built in 2001! I’m an active folk musician and it’s been just sounding better and better.

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    Guy Harrison Violin Maker
    792 Gladstone Avenue
    Ottawa, Ontario
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    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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