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Author: Fegley

Old German Violin

Violins are all the same, right? From the outside world I can see why all violins look the same! But when you are a maker or a player you appreciate the beauty that instruments have to offer! This instrument wasn’t worth a terrible amount, it was...

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Andrea Guarneri Viola

My latest viola build is a copy of one of the most known members of the Guarneri family; Andrea Guarneri. Andrea along with several other great makers apprenticed directly with the great Nicolo Amati. Among those that apprenticed with Amati Guarneri held true to the Amati...

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G. B. Guadagnini Cello

Giovanni Battista Guadagnini is one of my favorite makers! Guadagnini is regarded as the greatest maker of the second half of the 18th Century! Not one of the greatest, but thee greatest… His career expanded of 44 years and his original style produced some of...

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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...

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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...

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Hermann Todt 1929

Hermann Todt made this violin specifically for William Lewis & Son of Chicago in 1929. Todt was a violin maker from Markneukirchen. This violin was made with exceptional wood for the maker. The top spruce is very even with tight grain, while the maple has...

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7/8 Cello Progress

Cello progress! Finally! I never get to build instruments as much as my heart desires but I do love taking the time to bring old instruments back to life so someone can enjoy playing them again. So I guess the trade off isn’t so bad… But...

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Small Violin Repair

Small repairs can be as tedious as large restorations. The trouble is finding the perfect piece of wood to match the original 100-year-old violin top. Luckily when I removed the top to start the repair I found the old bass bar was carved into the top...

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