"Plowden" Guarneri del Gesu 1735 model violin: available.
My early training in instrument making was with internationally recognized Viola da Gamba maker Mr. Charlie_Ogle. My area of interest and research has focused on the violin, the most challanging of the stringed instrument family. Both passion and commitment led me to Italy early on, in studying the secrets of the Renaissance makers. By understanding the selection of materials and the working methods of the early master makers, coupled with contemporary research and insights, my instruments are created in the spirit of the Cremonese tradition: in beauty, tone, and playability. As a maker it is about cultivating a depth of sound, including tonal color: richness, warmth and complexity. Artistically speaking it is about line, proportion and form. Aesthetics complement sound. The combined result—bench made professional quality instruments at competitive prices. A few select instruments available at this time. Member VSA.