Lots of new things 'growing' in the shop this month. But first let's look at some pictures of flowers from around the property. It rained all night and the grounds are wet and dewey the air smells wonderfully fresh...
Dr. Robert (Bob) Hoffman and I have been working together for the past year or two on violin acoustics. Bob is an inventor, he's also been developing a computer program to help us analyze violin spectra. Bob and I designed and built two experimental balsa wood violins.
This is a screen shot of an early version of the program that Bob is developing. The latest version has some really impressive analytical features.
We raise a few chickens, an old variety known as Buff Orpington. They give us fresh eggs every day. Roughly one egg per chicken per day. When I look out my shop window I can see the flock in the chicken run . They are always very very busy, fascinating and inspiring. I can't help but smile when I look at my chickens
The following links are to a series of articles about my workshop written by David Maurer for the Daily Progress that appeared in December of 2007.
Searching for the secret to ... good vibrations
This article describes the moment when violinist Max Rabinovitsj played, for the first time, a replica of his Pietro Antonio Landolfi violin I made for him.
The series begins with this article, Measure of Success, where the violinist and violin maker plan the project.
I completed this cello late in 2011. The instrument has a big sound, very even, with a huge C string and a warm and lyrical A string. $20K
Contact me if you would like to play this instrument or you know of someone who might be shopping for an instrument.
In the shop
The purpose of this page is to entertain, educate, and inform you of events, instruments, and people currently involved in my workshop/studio. First and foremost, a violin shop is about ... violins. So, I will highlight here some instruments currently available at my shop, with a short description, perhaps some history or other points of interest. I'll also announce newly made instruments as they are completed.