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:
The Five String Fiddle Conspiracy
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…..
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 in the art of the...
Behold the Ukurone – The biggest Ukulele ever?
Greg Olwell from Strings Magazine recently came to visit. With his unerring instinct for investigative reporting, he soon uncovered this elephant in my closet….