Maker of beautiful hand-crafted,
award-winning violins, violas, and cellos.
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|Violinmakers have a variety of woods to choose from. For the
backs, necks and scroll I use the following in my instruments: maple both quarter sawn and
slab cut , sycamore, poplar, and burl. Each has its own unique appearance and
characteristics. For the tops I use either Engleman spruce or Sitka spruce. I use only
wood that has air dried for many years.
In addition to various woods there are a variety
of models and styles from the traditional classical old Italian for violins violas and
cellos to modern and baroque design for the violas.
Please click on the buttons (above) to see samples of my work. The violin and cello
pictured are of classic design. The wood in the violin back is quarter sawn maple with a
wide dramatic flame. The cello is slab cut with a unique grain pattern. The Viola is a
17.25 in. baroque style instrument. All violas and cellos have an individualized design
carved into the heel of the peg box and a letter D carved into the bottom.
Thomas DeLuca, Luthier