On the Road

On the Road

I will be in Houston TX for four days 2/20 – 2/24 with recent instruments available to try. Please contact me to arrange a viewing, let me know if there is anything in particular you would like to see,  or just to say...
VSA Conference, Cleveland 2016

VSA Conference, Cleveland 2016

The Violin Society of America I just attended the 44th annual conference of the The Violin Society of America. The VSA is the world’s largest violin maker’s group and in my mind the most useful resource available to members of the trade. Over the years...
Cello Making, Sight and Sound

Cello Making, Sight and Sound

Hugh Livingston is a cellist, composer and sound installation artist based in the San Francisco Bay Area, for a couple of years now he’s been dropping in and collecting video of instrument making in progress. The clips below are his working sketches for a piece...
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...
Visiting violin maker: Claudia Reynoso, Mexico City

Visiting violin maker: Claudia Reynoso, Mexico City

Claudia contacted me last fall asking to come and spend some time at my shop in the spring. We had been Facebook friends for several years, I think that I was drawn to her photography which shows that she has a great eye for things besides violins. She stayed for the...
Website Junkie scores again

Website Junkie scores again

  Website Junkie I admit it, I have a habit, this is about the sixth website that I’ve had since 2001.  After many years of doing my own, I’ve gone back to working with a pro. Diabla Design put this site together for me, suggesting a lot of new ways...