I recently had a violin come to me for repair that had seen a pretty major mishap… the neck had been broken clean off! The
A while back, much to my astonishment, I pulled a small collection of rattlesnake rattles from the F-holes of an old fiddle I was restoring.
A very interesting old video featuring Croat violin maker Ivan Hus (1898-1992):
When it comes to lovers of all things prairie, it would be very hard to best Aaron Spence of Outlook, Sask. Aaron started out in
Congratulations on what must have been a monumental undertaking, but surely a labour of love! https://thestarphoenix.com/news/local-news/local-historian-creates-saskatoon-encyclopedia-with-starphoenix-archives?fbclid=IwAR3XW9K53wk5azXK1OYdZPc5yA8-rKe2-PiHOd1WDFK6qtQRwC5LWmSwDfI
Some violins by famous luthiers like Stradivari and Guarnari are forever named for great players who once owned the instrument. Names like Lord Wilton, Kreutzer