After a couple of years of experimentation I am ready to announce my new pickup/ mic system for violin. This simple, reliable and great sounding dual system fits to any violin with no extra clamps or wires. The pickup is my deluxe bridge pickup ,using only the finest 3tree Despaiu or comperable bridge blanks. The [...]
Recently completed 7 string Mezzo Violin. The second 7 string on this frame, a challange to build but it came out well I think. Here is an excerpted quote from the customer after playing it a bit: "...My favorite unexpected so far is/are the unbelievable harmonic overtones that can be drawn out by bowing at [...]
Recently completed 5 course Florentine Mandocello (Luito) for John Pailillio Sitka top , mahogany back and sides . Laminated Cedro neck. Ebony fittings.
This A-style Mandocello just completed for Jim Walsh. Of Sitka Spruce and Red Maple, it turned out beautifully with a clear and open tone. Very punchy in the low strings and massive amounts of sustain. The basic appointments give a classic look.
Here are some pics of several new violins delivered this year . All of Sitka Spruce and one piece Big Leaf Maple back and sides. This combination is giving consistently great results with a sweet and full tone. The first was for Judith Bichai from Montreal. The requested "Daisy" peghead was an interesting twist on [...]
Ricardo Ramirez has just received his new 5 string Artist. I have taken his 5 string NV in trade which is an opportunity for some lucky person to get a great instrument . Here is a video of him playing it with his wonderful ensemble Editus. This is what Ricardo has to say about the [...]