Out of all the string family, the sizes of the violin have stayed the most similar since the C16. In practice, small changes make large differences with violins which is why there are so many subtleties.
Whether you’re looking for an instrument that’s dark, sweet, with lots of clarity or warmth designs can be customised to your preferences.
My instruments are known as having a variety of colours and a wide expressive range to allow you to best create your music with.
How a instrument projects, it’s volume, its tonal qualities and the feel under the player’s hands are all key having an instrument that truly plays as you deserve.
Every instrument has its own personality and style which develops throughout the building process.
For each instrument, the wood is carefully chosen from fine quality wood not only for its tonal and physical qualities but also for its compatibility with the style of the model and desired sound.
I enjoy recreating the textures and beauty of old instruments. To this end, I make and develop my own varnish. I employ a variety of techniques designed to produce the richness, and depth of colour I aim to achieve with each instrument, whether made antique style or new.
I am fortunate to have an extensive plaster cast collection taken from original masterpieces. Along with my designing methods, these guide me in shaping the tone and stylistic characteristics of my instruments