I like to rescue and adopt instruments of quality in need of help, and once they are healthy, sell them to a new owner to care for them. Over the years, I've done repair and restoration work in both violin shops and guitar shops. I developed a fondness for quality and vintage instruments through my exposure to them in these environs.
I began this work as a college student, when my fiddle came open one winter. Having always been handy with my hands, I bent some ears and found a good book on violin building, made some simple tools on a student’s budget, and began my long and mindful journey into a lifetime of instrument repair, restoration, and construction.
I’m happy to answer your questions about these instruments.