A Father’s Dream

“A Father’s Dream” is a seven minute documentary about the family influences that inspired me to move my career from fine woodworking into violin-making.

Chip Williams was the director of photography for the project. Anne Ward wrote and edited the piece. Both shared producer/director responsibilities.

Amati Inspired Violin

Amati Inspired Violin

A recently completed violin. Inspiration came from the outlines from a 1649 Nicolo Amati instrument. I enlarged the body and altered the arching from the original to create a violin with a bigger tonal presence better suited to the requirements of modern players. Contrary to mythology, a very good violin can sound very good right from the start.  This one found a home six days after it was strung for the first time.