Posts by Laura

Fall 2022

Fall 2022: A 5-String Cello, a New Violin and a Complex Repair This fall started with my first 5-string conversion  of a standard 4-string Northern Sun cello. The added E string sings beautifully and opens up the possibility for exciting new repertoire. The cello is available in my shop on the Sunshine Coast. This fall I started  a long-awaited new violin for a local musician. It’s nearing completion and I’m excited to hear her play it in the new year. I’ve also been kept busy by a lovely old violin whose soundpost broke through the top. It’s back in action...

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Fiddle Tune on the 5-String

St. Anne’s Reel on a Wallace 5-String! Sometimes we take a break from building to play the violins! Here’s Brigitte on a custom Wallace 5-string and Laura on the piano: St. Anne’s Reel

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Winter 2021

Winter 2021 The low winter sun is bringing beautiful light to the shop.   I’ve been working on a range of projects this fall – a new violin is getting its final coats of varnish this week, a new project is starting, and I’ve had a few extensive repairs.   This neck set was one of the most recent projects completed. 

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Introducing Brigitte Ouellet

Introducing Brigitte Ouellet Summer 2020   Brigitte Ouellet has joined me in the shop at Wallace Violins. She’s a talented fiddle player who plays a custom 5 string violin that I built for her a few years ago. She’ll be managing my rental violins and assisting with lots of projects in the shop. Having Brigitte here means I’ll have more time to devote to building violins and doing repairs and rehairs. If you have any questions about rentals or anything fiddle related, please contact her.  brigitte@wallaceviolins.ca It has been incredibly fun to have Brigitte in the shop...

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