I am involved in exclusively making new violins, violas and cellos for over forty years.
Even as a young assistant violin maker, practicing making new instruments always had a stronger appeal to me than restoring and repairing old instruments and selling them. And yet how unsatisfying were the results when i tried to approach the designs of the old masters! There were so many unanswered questions…
Before I became a violinmaker - at a time when there was still no internet - I would have liked such insights into making of an instrument.