Category Archives: My Workshop

Do you have pain when playing your instrument?

Many professional musicians develop shoulder problems, tight muscles in back, arms and neck, as a result of a poor setup; as well as any kind of intonation issues and buzzes, noises etc can be set-up related. I have been specially … Continue reading

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Quote of the week

“It is at the workbench where all the beautiful violins are made”

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Restoration: Before & After

This is another successful restoration                          by Ilja Grawert Master Violin Maker I hope that  the beautiful leather case will be restored in the future. The bow was not worth restoring.

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My beautiful violin shop

This afternoon, I was sitting in my shop drinking coffee and not doing any work, looking around thinking what a beautiful shop this is. I spend the last 9 Years nearly every day here creating violins with fantastic sound, doing … Continue reading

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New Studio Violins finished

Here is a Photo of the last two  Studio Violins I finished.  I antiqued the varnish so they do not only sound beautiful but look it as well. The Ilja Grawert Studio Violins are a special line of instrument handmade … Continue reading

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Beautiful Violin Bridge

I cut this beautiful Violin bridge recently and was inspired to take a few photos. This one was the best. If you want to read more about bridge cutting follow this link

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Recent Restoration

I was just sorting through some of my work Photos and discovered photos I took restoring an old German Violin

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Photos

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.

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Dirty Violin/Clean Violin

I just cleaned a Violin over the past few days. Here are the before and after photos. That was a hard job, rewarding though. I is worthwhile to get the instrument serviced ones a year if you are a professional … Continue reading

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