Tuesday, February 2, 2010 Clamp adaptation

This is an adaptation of the Alberti clamp that prevents the weight of the clamp from pulling the bass bar, or whatever else you might be clamping, out of the alignment you intended. 

Monday, February 1, 2010 Silver Fiddle Tags

First view of the first fiddle tags.

Monday, January 11, 2010 Amelia

Amelia is ready to meet the public. Visit her at Lasely & Russ in the new center of the Universe, Downtown Ballard.

Saturday, January 9, 2010 Amelia rocks

Amelia was strung up and played for the first time by Cecelia Archeleta, long time friend of Violinisto, on Thursday, the 7th. This violin is a variant based on the Cremonese Strad.  . For a brand new violin, the instrument had a full rich and somewhat dark sound. A new soundpost and some minor tweaking, along with a new set of strings, and she'll be ready to go. Photo coming tonight.

Thursday, January 7, 2010 Blue Screen of Death

The computer died and with it all records, pictures and drawings.'s like starting over...

Also gone are all emails and all email addresses. If I should have your address, send it to me again, please.



Tuesday, December 22, 2009 Violin dog tags

Susanna Prince, who is kind enough to let me share her studio space, has agreed to make a set of sterling silver dog tags for each new violin. The tags can be worn by the owner or left on the violin. One of the tags has the violin's own name and the other is the family name, violinisto.



Monday, December 14, 2009 Library Event in NYC, too

Home from the mean streets of New York City after three days of hotels, airplanes and a media feeding frenzy. Everything went well, no unpleasant surprises to deal with. Now back to violins and music.