Friday March 27, 2020

A 16″ Gasparo da Salo viola coming right along as well!

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Friday March 27, 2020

Here is a 16 1/8″ viola all varnished and ready for setup.

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Thursday January 16, 2020

Viola for Sale

Amati model 15 3/4″ based on the Primrose Amati played by Roberto Diaz. #105 made by myself in 2007. Please call or email for more photos and information.

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Pricing Change

As of January 1, 2020, violas will be $18,500 and violins will be $16,500. This will give anyone who is thinking of placing an order a chance to get the current low, low bargain pricing!

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Sunday December 15, 2019

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Here is Sam Phillips on viola and Casey Mink on violin making some beautiful holiday music in Roanoke, Virginia. They make me proud.

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Saturday December 14, 2019

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Two of my violas were lending their voices to the holiday merriment  last night  at the Kimmel Center.  On the left is Ashley Vines, and on the right is Renee Warnick.  Both have been enjoying their violas for years! 

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Tuesday December 10, 2019

So pleased to receive an email from my friend and customer Jorge A Peña.  Jorge is a member of the Jacksonville Symphony and is performing on one of the tracks on the recording below on the viola I made for him.  Jorge (and his viola) sound great.  Great job Jorge!

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Tuesday December 10, 2019

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Here is the next viola I’m working on, a 16 1/8″ Brecian style viola, the tried and true CJ Model. The top inlay is completed and the back is ready to be inlayed tomorrow. The arching is nice and full but without the babyfat that is so easy to leave in. It’s gonna be a great sounding viola!

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Tuesday December 3, 2019

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Last week Yi-Chun Lin  flew in to Philadelphia from South Dakota, where she is principal viola in the South Dakota Symphony.  She came to get the viola I just finished up for her, a 15 3/4″ Gasparo da Salo inspired model.  After a few minor adjustments to the string spacing and neck shape, she returned home with it and is very happy.   Check out the link below for info about Yi-Chun and the music she makes out west.

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October 19, 2019

Here’s a look at the finished 15 3/4″ viola ready for setting up, the varnish just has to dry for a few more days. The outside sunshine shots really show the yellows and orange tones.  The pictures at my workbench show the colors more truly.  I can’t wait to hear this viola’s voice!

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