Reese Williams: Musical instrument maker, specializing in the Violin Family
Repair and restoration is a major component of my craft, construction and restoration of Baroque Period instruments is my specialty.
I emphasize repair and restoration which removes limitations to the musicianship of my clients. My greatest pleasure is bringing an instrument back to life, restoring a soaring voice and adapting instruments to the personality and playing style of each musician.
The most rewarding task is listening to the player, analyzing any problems with the instrument, matching the instrument characteristics with the individual’s playing style, then finding solutions to meet those needs.
Patience, persistence, attention to detail, inventiveness, and willingness to experiment with sound quality as needed are hallmarks of my craft.