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Tabolin – Part 3,  Sound Test

Tabolin – Part 3, Sound Test

The Tabolin was strung up and played with different configurations of weights on the velum panels. https://youtu.be/cMvSN32r9Pc Thanks to my friends Gabriel Wheaton and Joe Peterson, who helped me sound test the Tabolin Results With no weights The Tabolin is...

Off-beat Violins

Off-beat Violins

A collection of instruments for tonal and aesthetic exploration. This began as a Covid project. I'd long wanted to make an instrument that showed off some of the the attractive stages that the violin goes through during the construction process. The Dimpled Viola made...

We Made the Cover of Strings!

We Made the Cover of Strings!

This is so gratifying! Thanks to every one who has been involved, this is far from a solo effort. You can get a digital version of the Strings story. Also read more about the project on The Redwood Violin Website Earlier Press The project also received local press...

Turtle fiddle sound comparison

Turtle fiddle sound comparison

When I presented the first two unusual fiddles on social media people naturally wanted to know how they sound.  Here they are compared to two instruments of the same model, dimensions and wood.  Make your own judgement, but to me they sound quite normal, I think that...

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