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VSA 2014 – Silver Medal for Cello Tone

VSA 2014 – Silver Medal for Cello Tone

Violin Society of America holds an annual conference and every second year the conference is combined with an international violin making competition. This week long event is a great place to pick up inspiration for new things to try, to look for answers to questions...

Traveling Salesman

Traveling Salesman

No violin maker that I know relishes the sales part of the job, given a choice I'd rather be at the bench, making the next instrument, the instrument which will surely answer some of the many questions that I still have about the best way to do things. However reality...

Happy Valentine’s Day from Carruthers Violins

Happy Valentine’s Day from Carruthers Violins

In the spirit of the season of love I want thank my many friends and customers for their support year round. Feel free to express your feelings toward someone special – or to complete strangers – by downloading and passing along any of these images.

Moreland Violin Shop, Battleground, WA

Moreland Violin Shop, Battleground, WA

I took a working vacation at Mark Moreland’s Violin Shop in Battle Ground, Washington, spending two weeks working on a fiddle while Mark worked on a new cello for a Singapore client and took care of his normal day to day business. Apart from the social call I had...

Violin making Safari – Pacific Northwest    2013

Violin making Safari – Pacific Northwest 2013

I’m taking a working vacation, spending a couple of weeks with Mark Moreland in Battle Ground, WA. Along the way, I’ve been dropping into some of the violin shops to visit old friends and make new acquaintances. Most of these violin makers I’ve met at makers conferences but have never visited their shops