The Instruments

Some examples are shown here of recent instruments. Consider this page to be a portfolio of my more current instruments. Email me regarding availability. 

 
 

2012 Guarneri Plowden model

Guarneri del Gesu model violin

One of my favorite makers to model after, Bartolomeo Guisseppe Antonio Guarneri,  1698-1744 of Cremona, Italy. These violins tend more towards a robust, earthy and deeper tone. Of the many Guarneri del Gesu models to follow, I tend currently towards the Haddock of 1735,  Plowden of 1735, and the Cannon of 1743.


Gasparo Bertolotti da Salò model viola

My original intent with making this smaller (15 1/2") viola was that it would be great for violinist/violists.  Wonderfully, viola players appreciate its smaller stature that doesn't compromise at all on sound. Brescia violas have always been well regarded for their sound, but also their often-times exquisite double-purfling inlay.

2014 Gasparo da Salò viola

2014 Gasparo da Salò viola


2016 Stradavari Betts model

2016 Stradavari Betts model

Antonio Stradivari model violin

Everyone knows the name Stradivarius when it comes to violins. A well-timed culmination of extreme artistry, highly-executed woodworking with fantastic materials created the mythic proportions of one maker's instruments. Stradavarius, or just "Strads" as they're often referred to, are the classic of classic Italian violin making. A few examples of models enjoyed by my clients include the 1721 Kruse, the 1704 Betts and my own combination of models.

Currently available at The Violin Shop in Nashville, TN.


Guarneri del Gesu Cannon 5-string model violin

Cannon 5 String

Cannon 5 String

Throughout a most of his career, Paganini owned and loved the real Cannon del Gesu violin from 1743. It's build is heftier than other known violins of that style and time period. Whatever it was that gave the instrument so much power and poise, it has remained an iconic violin after which to model other violins, including my 5-string violin.