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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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Wallace Violins is now Clement and Wallace Violins!

January 2022: Wallace Violins is now Clement & Wallace violins!

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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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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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