Posts by brigitte

Fall 2021

Fall 2021 I have resumed work in the shop after a summer off (although I was finishing two commissioned violins that have since gone to their new homes – the photos below are of a beautiful Amati-inspired violin with high arching and a clear, sweet sound.) Coming up this fall are a series of complex repairs that will keep things interesting as the weather gets colder. Stay tuned!  

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Fall 2020

Fall 2020: A view of Laura’s workbench    

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French “Cigarette” Violin

“French ‘Cigarette’ Violin” This french-made violin has a cigarette burn above the left f-hole, which almost adds to its vintage charm. Easy to play with a cheerful, bright sound, this is a great pick for a fiddler. Ebony fittings and a Wittner fine-tuning tailpiece. Available in my shop on the Sunshine Coast....

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16″ Viola

15″ Viola “Euro Standard Antique” An easy-to-play viola that’s a great size for those used to the violin, this small viola was made in Romania in 2008. It is a rich orange colour with no antiquing and no signs of wear. It has a glorious, full, rich sound and is ideal for a smaller student who may be switching to viola, or choosing to play both viola and violin. Set up with ebony fittings, a Wittner fine-tuning tailpiece and Obligato strings. Available in my shop on the Sunshine Coast....

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Northern Sun Fiddola “Ruadh”

Northern Sun Fiddola 2021 “Ruadh” This is a 5-string violin for a fiddler or classical player looking for more versatility. This fiddola is the size of a 4/4 violin with a wider fingerboard. It was converted, varnished and set up in my shop on the Sunshine Coast. An even tone through all 5 strings.  Varnished with a rich red tone. Outfitted with a 5 string Wittner fine tuning tailpiece, and Dominant strings. Ebony fittings....

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