Violinmaker / restorer

Uncovering a rare Dutch violin

on 20/10/2014 Violin blog with 0 comments

You can find my latest research article about Gijsbert Verbeek below, which was published in the BVMA Magzine in July 2014. Hubert de Launay takes us through his journey to research and identify a violin by Gijsbert Harmens Verbeek, a stepson of Hendrik Jacobs. About five years ago, during my final year studying at West […]

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‘Trade Secrets’: Making a viola da gamba scroll

on 06/06/2014 Violin blog with 0 comments

A few months ago at John Dilworth Violins, me and John sat in the workshop and we’re chatting about the viol family and some of their different methods of construction compared to the violin family, in particular the open scroll design. John advised me to get in contact with Strad Magazine and ask if I […]

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