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The Luthier at work No.2 …sanding and polishing of a new handmade violin

Here you can see a snapshot of a newly varnished handmade violin being sanded first with wet sand paper, then with felt and ground pumice stone and the French polished…This process can take up to a full working week to … Continue reading

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…from the luthier’s workshop

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Virtual tour of my beautiful violin shop…

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QSO’s month of giving March | 2016

A few weeks ago I was invited to participate in a fund raising campaign for the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. After a few hours of filming in my shop and I believe many more days at the other locations around the … Continue reading

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New Studio cello

I finally got around to prepare and glue the fingerboard on my new studio cello. It will be finished in two weeks. I can’t wait to hear it…

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The Sound Post – Soul of the Violin

  A sound post is a small piece of dowel made of well-aged European Spruce. Despite its rather insignificant appearance, a sound post is the soul of a bowed stringed instrument like the violin. Its exact location is critical to … Continue reading

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Back in my shop

  I am now back from North Queensland and am available for appointments on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. I will be available for appointments all through the holiday season. However I will be on another short business trip from … Continue reading

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Air Travel with your Violin and Bow

Here is a link to an interesting article about travelling with your violin and bow to and in the US.   http://www.violinist.com/blog/laurie/20146/15941/

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The five main characteristics of a good violin

  All bowed stringed instruments ideally should have all of the following five characteristics…   In my opinion the sound quality of good violins should be the same in old and new violins. A well made violin should have five … Continue reading

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How to deal with a stringed instrument buzz

Just follow the link to this interesting article about buzzes in your instrument. The Strad–How to deal with a stringed instrument buzz A buzz is one of the hardest things to identify. Jane Dorner gives advice on how to establish … Continue reading

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