Weekly Wisdom 37

Did you know that not all the pains you have playing a Double Bass, Viola, Violin, Cello  are your fault?

Some of the reasons for muscle tightness and other pains which can be instrument related:

1. too hollow fingerboard
2. wrong fingerboard curve
3. sound setup not properly done, instrument does not speak as easy as it should
4. too high bridge or wrong bridge curve
5. too high nut or uneven spacing of the grooves
6. wrong tension strings
7. bad bow re-hair
8. wrong choice of bow

9. the settings and choice of the chin rest and shoulder rest

Back from Holidays

Some wood shavings from planing a violin fingerboard in my Brisbane workshopAfter some beautiful camping, camp fires and quality family time, I am back in my shop/workshop with new energy for the next few month.

Straight back into making wood shavings.

Have a good Christmas

My shop will be close from Tuesday the 21st of December until January the 18th, 2011. You can make special appointments in the time between January 6th and January 18th. Please do so via the contact form. Please leave your Phone Number so we can arrange a time for the appointment.

I wish you have a save and fun Christmas and New Years.



Beautiful hand made Violins waiting in my workshop to get varnished.

I will use  varnish made from old Italian recipes. In the background of the first photo you already see three violins in different stages of the varnish process.