7-String Mezzo Violin For Jimmy be Free

2017-04-04T13:54:26+00:00August 18th, 2010|

This instrument has been one of the most interesting projects I have had in recent years. Finally complete, It has been two years since Jimmy first contacted me. Thru conversations and emails I feel like we have been partners in the creation of this unique and very special instrument. "Peacemaker" has lots of interesting features. [...]

6-String Violin For Betty Widerski

2015-08-19T14:17:01+00:00July 29th, 2009|

This newest 6 string , built on Carleen Hutchings drawing for the mezzo violin, was built for? Betty Widerski? , a Boston area musician. Using domestic woods, the Sitka Spruce top and Eastern Maple back and sides helps with the instruments grit and clarity. I feel it is the most? successful? of these so far [...]

6-string Violin for Daniel Bernard Roumain

2015-08-18T14:01:55+00:00July 14th, 2008|

Here is a recently completed 6 string violin . This is the second of these built to Carleen Hutchings drawing for the mezzo violin with a few changes to accommodate the 6 strings. Constructed for Daniel Bernard Roumain, the instrument has an African Princess peghead carving and includes our new redesigned Aceto/Violect pickup system. Check [...]

6-string Mezzo Violin for Ljova Zhurbin

2015-08-18T13:49:11+00:00January 24th, 2008|

Our first 6 string Mezzo violin was recently completed and is now in the capable hands of the wonderful Ljova Zhurbin who is fast becoming at home with it and already making recordings exploring the huge range of the instrument (E,A,D,G,C,F). Check out his baby naming journal at http://thesoupasonic.livejournal.com/21808.html. This instrument is the next generation [...]

10 string Octave Mandolin Completed For Stuart Allen

2015-08-18T13:38:43+00:00January 24th, 2007|

For Stuart Allen Jordan and I have also just completed work on this custom 10 string Octave Mandolin for Stuart Allen, a musician from our own hometown of Ithaca. Red Spruce top and Stevensoni Rosewood back and sides. The thing roars. It is nice to have one of our babies here on the local scene [...]


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