Top Carve

Top Carve

Yesterday, Andrew Carruthers Violins showed me the elbow grease behind making cellos. Posted by Greg Olwell on Friday, February 12,...
Sap pockets in violin wood – no yolk

Sap pockets in violin wood – no yolk

Good luck, bad luck. Sap pockets in violin tops and how to fix them. This morning for breakfast I got a double yolked egg which is supposed to be rare and lucky,  an hour later I was carving into an apparently perfect piece of spruce for a  a cello top when I...
LED’s for violin makers – four applications

LED’s for violin makers – four applications

I recently set up a new workshop and in selecting the lighting I decided to try the new LED shop lights that my local hardware store was offering.  I initially bought them thinking only about long term running and maintenance costs but found that  they also offered...
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...