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Almost 30 years ago I started making violins.
At that time I already played the electric guitar in several bands, was writing my own music and at the same time studied at the academy of arts to become a classical ballet-dancer .
Therefore, classical music was my daily reality, but soon I also became a big fan of Zappa, Van Halen, Indian-music and SF movies.
You can imagine the result.
My teenage bedroom was packed with violins, guitars, Marshall-stacks and ballet-shoes. The walls were adorned with Stradivari and DarthVader posters. A desk with wood-carving tools, maple, spruce and ebony in the corner, and some Strad-magazines under my bed. Not the common toys of a young teenager.
I went to a local music-school to learn how to read music and how to play the violin, and took every opportunity to travel to Mittenwald and Cremona to examine the German and Italian masters. The first violin I built was a copy of the famous Paganini violin. I even went to the city of Genova-Italy to see and hear this magnificent instrument by one of the greatest violinists ever.
It has the same strong dark/brown sound as the original!

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