Leaping Luthier – Strings Magazine Story

Leaping Luthier – Strings Magazine Story

I met Greg Olwell, a senior editor at Strings Magazine,  at the 2014 Violin Society of America convention Indianapolis. He had an idea for a new magazine spot called “Tales of the trade” which would put  “a spotlight the trade and the people involved...
Tononi Model Cello

Tononi Model Cello

My copy of a poplar Tononi that was in the shop for restoration. I liked the bold edge work and lashings of delicious red Venetian varnish on this cello.  The model is similar in dimensions to the Ruggieri that I usually make.   In common with my other poplar cellos,...
New small cello on a skeleton mold

New small cello on a skeleton mold

Here comes the latest Guadagnini model, cello!  With a body length of 710 mm and a string length of only 669 mm it is the quintessential small cello. These cellos are ideal for players with small hands or those who no longer want to work so hard getting around their...