New backs and tops from Germany

We have not been able to travel to Europe for quite a while now to select new tonewood due the pandemic. We are there...

Violin tops from Switzerland

Beautiful master grade violin tops from Switzerland (from 2016, no middle cut) – now available online. Density 0.37 –...

New cello wood

We recently received some beautiful new cello wood from Gleissner OHG. Please browse the new back sets, tops, neck bl...

Master grade viola/violin tops from Italy (from 2010, no middle cut)

We continue to try out some new products and vendors. Please stay tuned for more to come. We hope that you will find...

Just in from Italy - Magnificent Lombardy poplar viola back sets

We just received these magnificent Lombardy poplar viola back sets from a new supplier in Italy. The felling year for...

Peter Biddulph - Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesù

As makers we are very excited today because (after a significant amount of “hunting” on the internet and at auctions)...

Cello neck graft

We are very happy to be able to share some more beautiful work from Kevin Chapin ( at ...

Guadagnini model violin with pear purfling

See our pear purfling in use on a Guadagnini violin model. Many thanks to Kevin Chapin (

Just arrived: Purfling handmade in German

We just received our first shipment of handmade purfling for violins, violas and cellos. Please visit our store and e...

New tonewood coming soon

I just spent two full and exciting days at Gleissner OHG, one of our tonewood suppliers in Germany. I looked at hundr...

Visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC - 3/3

G. Grancino Viola d'amore, Milan 1701 J. Stainer viola 1660            

Visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC - 2/3

A. Stradivari, "The Gould" violin            Andrea Amati "Ex Kurtz" violin          Andrea Amati viola    
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