MODERN STRING CULTURE
What is the best instrument?
It is the one that you respond to immediately for its tonal capability, responsiveness, playability, appearance, and it stimulates your sensibilities.
If you think what goes on inside an instrument is every bit as important as what it looks like on the outside, we should talk.
It is my sincere desire to provide you with an innovative heirloom quality instrument, that will allow you to fully explore your own musical expressions, while expand your skills.
Art for Artists. I take pride in my ability to work on an individual basis with you to create a unique handcrafted instrument especially for you, that will last for generations.
This wonderful performance is by Mark Turnbull, a dear friend and patron of mine, that request a bespoke instrument for performing Bach Cello Concertos. The instrument is sized like a T14 tenor, but with five strings and tuned to cello, with a custom string set for cello tuning at a short scale length. The collaborative design process evolved into a Oregon Bastogne Walnut back/side, Carpathian soundboard, Bastogne Walnut cantilevered neck, and my hybrid Kasha tonebar system.
If you would like more information please contact me.
Laotian Black & White Pale Muun Ebony back and sides, with European Carpathian Spruce soundboard.
I am very pleased to be a featured luthier in The Luthierist Podcast as well as The Luthierist Video Podcast by host Paul Rhoney, and Matt Smith.
This very fine B14 Baritone Chocolate Striped Macassar Ebony back and sides paired with Bear Claw European Carpathian Spruce.
Performed on by Travis Stine.