In 2020, I restored my first violin, was so enthralled by the experience, I continued on making 11 instruments. Ten violins and one viola as of January 2022.
Something changed for me when I completed my first violin. It was unlike any project experience I had before. Making and shaping an instrument from my own hands is one of the best experiences in my music career.
From that point one, I dedicated all my free time to studying, learning, listening, reading and experimenting all things violins.
At this time I focus on two models. One violin design is a guitar shaped body based on François Chanot’s and Antonio Stradivari’s guitar shaped violins. The second, is a standard shape influenced by Antonio Stradivari shapes and Joseph Guarnerius del Gesu’s enigmatic style.
With eleven instruments behind me, I have a goal of reaching over 100 completed instruments in my lifetime. I’m one-tenth of the way there and getting ready for another productive year.