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Violin Making

DeLong Del Gesu Violin

A congratulations is in order to the DeLong Family on the purchase of their McDevitt made violin! Sophia has a bright future ahead of her in the violin world. I am looking forward to watching Sophia and her violin “Milene” grow together. This is...

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Herman Viola Purfling

This is my latest commissioned viola build. There are many steps that take place before I am able to fit my purfling into the top plate. Purfling is the decorative inlay around the edges of the instrument. It is a 3-piece veneer that is...

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McDevitt Viola “Yose”

This is a McDevitt made viola that I hand built in 2017. This particular viola is the smallest that I have every made and is my own personal modified Guadagnini model. I have been gearing towards making more “new” looking instruments. As we find our...

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Todd Goldenberg Violin

My latest addition to my collection of violins is a modern violin by Todd Goldenberg, made in 2003. Todd began his career as a guitar maker where he studied with maker Rob Ehlers. He moved to Chicago were he intended to expand his training in...

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Charles Collin-Mezin fils

Collin-Mezin was the son of Charles J.B. Collin dit Mezin pere. His father was originally from Mirecourt but established himself in Paris and trained his son Collin-Mezin took over the family workshop after his father’s death in 1923. Charles J.B. Collin was one of the leading...

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