Colin Adamson - Violin Maker

Autumn is here, one of my favourite times of the year! I love walking the dogs at this time of year, the colours are  magnificent and Perthshire is at it’s best.

On the bench, I am just starting to varnish a Guarneri del Gesu 1730 (The Kreisler) for a young student, this violin will hopefully land her a place at one of the music colleges in Britain.  I’m also just starting another Guarneri violin loosely based on 1730 but with a one piece back, for a German/Scottish customer.  I have recently picked up a commission for a viola based on Andrea Guarneri conte Vitale 1676.  I’m excited to be taking on this project as I haven’t made a viola since last year.  This viola will have a one piece slab back and a redesigned scroll, I’m doing away with the cello style shoulders.

In October I am heading down to the Amati Exhibition to exhibit for two days, 23rd, 24th October.  The exhibition takes place at the Langham, 1c Portland Place, Regent Street, London, W1B 1JA.  I throughly enjoyed it last year, please do pop by if you are in the area.  I will have a Guarneri violin and a Maggini viola for people to try.

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