From the Fiddle to the Fabulous: The Violin Shop of Santa Fe offers the finest in violin family instruments and bows to players at all levels.
Operating as usual
If you want to bee a better violinist 🐝 you’ll have to practice!￼
Roses, apple fritters and a thank you card today from a grateful customer￼. 🥰
A violin with a story written inside…￼
The rest of the story…￼
Don’t be like Yo-Yo Ma: go get your pegs properly adjusted by someone who knows what is what.￼ 😉
[01/01/21] Appointments can be made by calling or texting 505-427-3568.
up bow or down bow ?!?
Contactless: when you arrive give us a call from the parking lot or call ahead for an appointment (505) 427-3568￼
Old concepts in fine tuners; different countries, different points in times. All of these little weirdos (and a few interesting beauties) have floated in to my shop over the last 30 years.
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New silver winding.
￼It’s fun to see good violins but also fun to see interesting old cases. This one is a “Koverite” Violin Case in purple velvet from Lifton Mfg. Co.(Union Made, fully guaranteed) circa 1924.
Violin Shop Covid UPDATE Sept. 2020
Here’s a slant
We lost one of the great American songwriters and my personal favorite, John Prine. No one could say so much in so few words. This is "Souvenirs."
New rental customer set up in the shade with an espresso. Taking up a new instrument as the spring is coming on. Very sweet.￼
Neuner & Hornsteiner „Verleger” (publisher) violin, Mittenwald Germany circa 1870. Stradivarius pattern with one piece back. Lovely, even and responsive over the entire register. For sale: $2600.
Just finished restoring this violin. A great way to spend isolation time. This one had been hanging above my bench watching me work for years.￼￼
Big job, satisfied customer. Thanks for the feedback Robert Winn. 😉
“What a joy! I don’t know what you did but you did it right. She seems sweeter than she ever has been. Even with new strings and unplayed. Perfect absolutely perfect. I can’t wait to see what she sounds like in a couple weeks. I played till 2 o’clock this morning. I couldn’t stop. It's always scary seeing your violin in pieces so thanks guys for making this a positive experience, it was a huge job and Kevin and his crew delivered perfection, as usual.” - Robert Winn
Cosmetic redressing of an ugly old repair. Easier to look at after some careful retouch￼. To really disappear/restore this area would be to remove the top, reopen the crack, clean it properly, reglue and reassemble it.
Not to be kept down by coronavirus: going double decker.
From the Repair Shop 3/25/20:
Doing a button replacement today on a Canadian violin from 1894 made by Joseph Hugill. ￼Communicating with the customer, I told him that I was putting on music as a soundtrack for the restoration. He decided to listen to same ￼music alongside from his home as I worked. I sent him photos of the work￼ as the day unfolded. Felt good having him on board that way. Sweet fun. 🙂
Darn we just went into full restriction in the state of New Mexico: all nonessential businesses are to be closed. ￼How is music not essential?
Anyway we too are going to have to close our business for the time being.
I will still be here doing repairs and trying to get them back to you as I complete them.
Call our away ￼(505) 427-3568 If you have any questions.￼￼
￼Despite our best intentions this post is no longer valid. We are in fact closed as per the orders of our governor.￼
[03/13/20] Every particular business has to think fast and reckon with this situation. Just what and how in our line? Small in our way like so many, we did not have a pandemic plan in place. Any of you have clear thoughts on how to hold this? I will be there for you all as needed. Your music is the movement and heart and breath in this world. (Is it perhaps a good chance to take up the violin or some thing anyway?) Take care of yourselves. We’re here only a little while no matter what. Precious are rare.
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Wider bass bar placement, wider bridge. 96 mm.￼ Working very nicely. More responsive￼ with a more balanced frequency representation overall.￼ Neck reset yesterday. New sound post just now.￼ My work is done here.
That’s a hot chamfer.
Some powerful chamfers! You don't see that every day...
Can you see the back repair on this violin? All the way. The whole length of he back. Hundreds and hundreds of hours of play since I made that repair. Strong and true. The only way to roll.￼
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