Monthly Archives: July 2015

Francois Nicolas Voirin Bow

F.N. Voirin- Bow maker: 1833-1885 was the cousin of Jean baptiste Vuillaume and his work in the Vuillaume workshop gave him access to most distinguished bow makers of the Peccatte school. But Voirin was largely inspired by the work of Pierre Simon and Vuillaume himself. Most of the bows coming out of the Vuillaume workshop of the perior, which features an eye with a tiny lens microfilm are by Voirin.

Voirin later left the Vuillaume firm setting up his own workshop where he hired Louis Thomassin to assist him and Joseph Lamy later joined the shop. Both worked along side him until his death in 1885. Voirins bows are among the best and most important in the history of the trade! I am happy to own one of his bows!!

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Huckins Violin- Sold

My latest commission build was for a very talented artist out of Denver, CO. Shawn Huckins is a modern day Michelangelo if I may say so myself! His paintings are works of art and I am so happy I could build him a violin. We chose a Guadagnini copy because Shawn loves a deeper red varnish. We also antiqued the violin making its appearance to be much older then it is. It turned out to be one of my favorite builds so far in my career. I delivered the violin in person to Colorado and we had a great time talking art and violin making! This was truly an experience of a lifetime for me getting to work with such an artist and build him a violin! Do yourself a favor and go check out his fine art! It is incredible!

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