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Passion Project.  Violinmaking video by Definition Films

Passion Project. Violinmaking video by Definition Films

Definition Films is a young video production company in Santa Rosa. About five years ago the founder, Justin Liddell, asked if they could film me building a violin. They collected hours of video over 17 days of shooting....and then everything went quiet. Despite the...

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...

Interview with Laurie Niles of violinist.com

Interview with Laurie Niles of violinist.com

 Longtime violin-maker Andrew Carruthers has struck on an idea: that perhaps new violins can be inspired by something other than old violins.
Not that the San Francisco Bay-area luthier has any problem with old violins — he’s studied the great masters and reveres their work. In fact, he’s made hundreds of stringed instruments based on Guarneri del Gesùs, Stradivaris, Montaganas and more.
But these days he also has been looking to nature, geometry, architecture for inspiration in his instrument-making.

I made the Sunday Paper!

I made the Sunday Paper!

I was honored to have the local paper come by and do a feature on me and my work.  I think that I can now officially claim to have a "Lifestyle Business". You can read the the story online.  Coincidentally they ran a story about Mira Stenger,  my step daughter , in...

Leaping Luthier – Strings Magazine Story

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...