Two of my customers were very kind and brought their ‘Harrison’ violins to my shop for me to play and compare. They were based on the same violin- the Guarneri Del Gesu, 1742, ‘Lord Wilton’ , once owned by Yehudi Menuhin. One of the violins was completed in 2010 and the other was finished just [...]
In the workshop, I’ve been busy varnishing a Stradivari model cello and another Guarneri violin on order. My assistant in the next room is making a copy of a viola made by G.P. Maggini in Brescia from the early 1600’s.
The work of Stradivari and Guarneri vary in many ways but the construction methods used were [...]
This month I’ve finished the woodwork of a Stradivari copy I’m making for a client in Quebec. It’s now ready for varnishing and will be antiqued to capture the feel of the original violin.
Before I glued the front on I stained the inside which is photographed below. This violin is a copy of particularly well [...]