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violin, viola and cello making and restoration

Emmanuel Begin bows

When customers are trying different instruments in our shop, they often take out their own bow to use.  It makes sense for customers to use a bow they know well when trying to choose a violin. But my heart sinks if their bow is a very poor quality stick or missing half of it’s hair […]

Pernambuco and bow rehairing.

Since November last year, we have been donating 1 US dollar to ICPI with each bow rehair done in our shop. ICPI is the “International Conservation of Pernambuco Initiative”. Each US dollar raised plants one Pernambuco sapling. This is goes toward an international effort to save this endangered Brazilian tree. Pernambuco has been the main […]

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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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