Roman Clarkson, a long-time musician and music creator, decided in 2020 to restore his grandfather’s violin. He took the instrument apart, studied how to reassemble a violin, and by the time it was put back together, he was enthralled with working with violins. Next, he set about making and shaping his own hand-crafted violin, which he feels was by far one of the best experiences in his music career.
From that point, Roman dedicated his free time to studying all things violin, learning from other fine instrument makers, and continuing to experiment on his own violins.
Roman has since developed his own signature style. He has two models he currently focuses on—a standard-shaped body influenced by Antonio Stradivari’s shapes and Joseph Guarnerius del Gesu’s enigmatic style and a guitar-shaped body based on François Chanot’s and Antonio Stradivari’s guitar-shaped violins. Also, Roman offers his signature Heartline Series which features red purfling that offers a unique and beautiful look.