Andrew Carruthers

I am a violin maker living in Northern California. This site is a showcase for my work and a place to share the experience of practicing an eighteenth-century craft in the twenty-first century.

Portfolio

Browse examples of my instruments

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News

Talking with Master Fiddler Brandon Godman some months ago, he asked me if I’d ever made a five string fiddle. I never had but I was intrigued. There are five string cellos and five string…..

Videos

Richard O’Neill plays a 2015 viola

Violin Making

Gilding the Lilly

February 3, 2019