An independent violin maker in New London, Conn. I offer full violin-shop and repair services with a reputation for honest craftsmanship at an affordable price. We also have a quality violins, violas cellos and basses from other selected makers.
Our instruments are made from selected woods aged and seasoned in our wood loft. Each violin, viola or cello is entirely hand made using the same gouges, planes, and chisels used by the 17th century Italian masters. Each part of the building process is carefully adjusted to the nuances of the individual instrument.
The finishing process we use emulates the traditional Stradivari varnishing process and is done slowly so that the layers cure to a resonant and supple protective envelope. We make our own varnish using materials that recent research has shown were used by Stradivari and his contemporaries.