Could one make a Strad? Recently, working together, luthiers and restorers have redefined the understanding of what a Strad is, how it works. The question for me is: How can I make a better violin than my last one?
There are no secrets in violin making, it is just time and curiosity.
Antonio Stradivari, made all these wonderful instruments, that have been raised to the status of icons. Violin making may appear impossible, but it is quite simple – it is about the player.
When I make a violin, I look for the feel that classic instruments deliver so well. It takes precision, skill, care to the last detail, and passion. I gather info, through CT scans, and close-up photography. I work slowly.