Meeting with Luis Claudio Manfio in NYC. Luis is a viola maker from Sao Paulo Brazil. We’ve corresponded over FaceBook and now have shared guinness’s a great lunch, and lots of great making and selling tips and stories. Luis, Thanks for getting together

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Meeting with Luis Claudio Manfio in NYC. Luis is a viola maker from Sao Paulo Brazil. We’ve corresponded over FaceBook and now have shared guinness’s a great lunch, and lots of great making and selling tips and stories.
Luis, Thanks for getting together!!! #violin #violinist #violinmaker #luthier #varnish  #howeryviolins #northFlorida #florida #ameliaisland #fernandinabeach 
#newsbrunswick #savannah #jacksonville #saintAugustine #stmarysga
#southerngeorgia #NYC #NewYork, Amsterdam Ale House, Normal

Laying out the F-holes on Juliet. Juliet’s model is from Steve Sirrs CAT scan of the Betts Strad. These F-hole printouts came straight from the Betts model. There was a little distortion due to the flat printout and the actual plate arching, but the fit is pretty good! Maybe next time I’ll have my apprentice CNC machine ‘print’ the template with the actual curve. For now I prefer the knife, I like to feel the grain, the curves of the f-hole, the sound of the wood, the soul of a new violin

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Laying out the F-holes on Juliet. Juliet’s model is from Steve Sirrs CAT scan of the Betts Strad. These F-hole printouts came straight from the Betts model. There was a little distortion due to the flat printout and the actual plate arching, but the fit is pretty good! Maybe next time I’ll have my apprentice CNC machine ‘print’ the template with the actual curve. For now I prefer the knife, I like to feel the grain, the curves of the f-hole, the sound of the wood, the soul of a new violin..
#luthier #ameliaisland #fernandinabeach #violinmaker #NYC #violinJuliet #cnc #modeling #northFlorida #jacksonville #stmarys #saintAugustine #savannah, Manhattan, NY – Upper Westside, Normal

Contemporary violin maker Exhibit in NYC. http://www.reedyeboahviolins.com/ a great day playing some 30 violins from some of the best makers

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Contemporary violin maker Exhibit in NYC. http://www.reedyeboahviolins.com/ a great day playing some 30 violins from some of the best makers!!! #violin #NewYork #NYC #violinmaker #fernandinabeach #ameliaisland #luthier, New York, New York, Normal

Gregory Singer Playing Helena

Gregory Singer Playing George.

Video of Gregory Singer playing George. This morning I met with Gregory Singer of Gregory Singer Fine Violins, http://www.singerviolins.com/. I had made an appointment through his shop manager Yoshiko Kamiya who I met a Riverside Orchestra rehearsal. Gregory was most gracious, giving me over an hourof his precious time. He played Violins Helena and George alternating between his Italian violin. And a real treat of hearing him alternate playing between my violins, a Maggini, and a Filius Andreae (I might as well be compared with and target the best:-)). To briefly summarize Gregory’s assesment of Helena and George, “These are professional violins”. During the hour Gregory and Yoshiko examined the workmanship, the varnish, and of course the tone. Gregory really liked the tonal quality of both violins. Today I’m a very happy violin maker

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Video of Gregory Singer playing George.
This morning I met with Gregory Singer of Gregory Singer Fine Violins, http://www.singerviolins.com/. I had made an appointment through his shop manager Yoshiko Kamiya who I met a Riverside Orchestra rehearsal.
Gregory was most gracious, giving me over an hourof his precious time. He played Violins Helena and George alternating between his Italian violin. And a real treat of hearing him alternate playing between my violins, a Maggini, and a Filius Andreae (I might as well be compared with and target the best:-)).
To briefly summarize Gregory’s assesment of Helena and George, “These are professional violins”. During the hour Gregory and Yoshiko examined the workmanship, the varnish, and of course the tone. Gregory really liked the tonal quality of both violins.
Today I’m a very happy violin maker 🙂
#violinGeorge
#violin #violinist #violinmaker #luthier #varnish #howeryviolins #northFlorida #florida #ameliaisland #fernandinabeach
#newsbrunswick #savannah #jacksonville #saintAugustine #stmarysga
#southerngeorgia #NYC #NewYork #RiversideOrchestra #GregorySinger, **insta-location**, Normal

Video of Gregory Singer playing Helena. This morning I met with Gregory Singer of Gregory Singer Fine Violins, http://www.singerviolins.com/. I had made an appointment through his shop manager Yoshiko Kamiya who I met a Riverside Orchestra rehearsal. Gregory was most gracious, giving me over an hourof his precious time. He played Violins Helena and George alternating between his Italian violin. And a real treat of hearing him alternate playing between my violins, a Maggini, and a Filius Andreae (I might as well be compared with and target the best:-)). To briefly summarize Gregory’s assesment of Helena and George, “These are professional violins”. During the hour Gregory and Yoshiko examined the workmanship, the varnish, and of course the tone. Gregory really liked the tonal quality of both violins. Today I’m a very happy violin maker

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Video of Gregory Singer playing Helena.
This morning I met with Gregory Singer of Gregory Singer Fine Violins, http://www.singerviolins.com/. I had made an appointment through his shop manager Yoshiko Kamiya who I met a Riverside Orchestra rehearsal.
Gregory was most gracious, giving me over an hourof his precious time. He played Violins Helena and George alternating between his Italian violin. And a real treat of hearing him alternate playing between my violins, a Maggini, and a Filius Andreae (I might as well be compared with and target the best:-)).
To briefly summarize Gregory’s assesment of Helena and George, “These are professional violins”. During the hour Gregory and Yoshiko examined the workmanship, the varnish, and of course the tone. Gregory really liked the tonal quality of both violins.
Today I’m a very happy violin maker 🙂
#violinHelena
#violin #violinist #violinmaker #luthier #varnish #howeryviolins #northFlorida #florida #ameliaisland #fernandinabeach
#newsbrunswick #savannah #jacksonville #saintAugustine #stmarysga
#southerngeorgia #NYC #NewYork #RiversideOrchestra #GregorySinger, Manhattan, NY – Upper Westside, Normal

Polishing Edward