Other Instruments

The Redwood Violin

April 24, 2021

On January 1st this year I effectively quit my violinmaking day job and devoted myself fulltime to the Redwood Violin […]

Guitars and fiddles have a lot of similarities and some major differences.  Comparing the two is an interesting exercise which sheds some light on how each instrument works. Stringed instrument building is essentially concerned with two things:

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…..

I met Greg Olwell, a senior editor at Strings Magazine,  at the 2014 Violin Society of America convention Indianapolis. He […]

Greg Olwell from Strings Magazine recently came to visit. With his unerring instinct for investigative reporting, he soon uncovered this elephant in my closet….