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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...

Heart and Soul. Strings Magazine article

Heart and Soul. Strings Magazine article

Here's a little piece about  plate carving that I wrote for Strings Magazine. Luthier Andrew Carruthers on the Heart & Soul of Violin Making JANUARY 3, 2019 What’s your favorite part of the process of making an instrument? For me, carving the back and top plates...

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...

Website Junkie scores again

Website Junkie scores again

  Website Junkie I admit it, I have a habit, this is about the sixth website that I've had since 2001.  After many years of doing my own, I've gone back to working with a pro. Diabla Design put this site together for me, suggesting a lot of new ways of...

What’s That Brand?

What’s That Brand?

I brand my workshop violins to make sure that there is no question of confusing workshop and signature instruments

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