Journal Entry: Mon Jan 21, 2013, 7:04 AM
Welcome to my page, I hope you like it.
I'm a violin maker and violinist from the Netherlands and I assemble and finish special and rare violins.
I pay much attention to design,detail and a unique finish.
Because I'm a violin player also I have much feeling with the sound and playability of my instruments.
I select high quality tone wood myself from my suppliers and order most beautiful carved custom parts.
My speciality is making violins with sympathetic strings.
I developed a system to fit them on just normal violins.
Sympathetic strings are strings resonating below the normal playing strings and so resonate with the notes you play.
The effect is a subtle rich and spacious tone wich is very welcome when playing in dry accoustic rooms or outside.
By tradition sympathetic strings are used on Norwegian Hardanger fiddle and Viola d'amore.
If you want something special and custom made please contact me!
I like a personal approach, and will run trough all possibilities with you to get what you want within your budget.
It's also possible to do custom painting designs in collaboration with professional artist Hollow Moon Art, she makes amazing art!
The pricing totally depends on the design, parts etc.,but I'm committed to do friendly prices.