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...
Top Carve

Top Carve

Yesterday, Andrew Carruthers Violins showed me the elbow grease behind making cellos. Posted by Greg Olwell on Friday, February 12,...
Contemporary Violin Makers Exhibition 2015

Contemporary Violin Makers Exhibition 2015

  I’m getting two instruments ready for a return visit to Julie Reed’s Contemporary Violin Makers Exhibition In New York.  This the fifth exhibition that they have put on and I highly recommend it, particularly to anyone shopping for a contemporary...
Moving to Hewett

Moving to Hewett

A year ago I relocated Carruthers Violins to Hewett Street, Santa Rosa.  ...
The world’s largest cello mobile

The world’s largest cello mobile

Half of my yard is shaded by a pair of large trees, a California black walnut and a California oak. The lowest branches meet about 35 feet above the ground forming a sort of cathedral vault. I wanted to do something to point up this space and decided on a giant mobile...