I have just relocated my shop to Knoxville, TN! Tennessee is a wonderful location city with abundant musical talent in all directions.I am furthering my specialty in violin retouching and offer violin restoration and repair of violins, violas and cellos. I plan on serving the Knoxville, Nashville, Asheville, NC (North Carolina) areas. In my violin restoration - repair shop, I approach each repair or restoration as a unique work of art. I carefully restore the craftsmanship and musical tone of each instrument. My specialty is touch-up, known as retouching, and spirit varnishing (see my page on Varnish Touch-up). Below this section are two short animations (sorry Flash/web only). The first showing a cracked pegbox with double Flank Repairs combined with Peg Bushings and the steps towards the final retouching. The second one is shorter demonstrative animation showing just a few of the steps involved in retouching taken from my book, "The Art of Violin Retouching".
I am pleased to announce the Second Edition of...
"The Art of Violin Retouching"
is a unique step by step instructional guide for violin restorers and
people wanting to understand retouching. It is illustrated with color
photography which enhances its value as a teaching manual, and printed
in a format that is easy to use at the workbench.
You can purchase my book at...
On my "Testimonials" page are a number of nationwide customer e-mails.
I offer fun and informative presentations to students and instructors about repair, restoration, retouching, how to care for instruments, design and tonal quality. Please see section under "Presentations" for more.
Training in advanced restoration at the Violin Craftsmanship Institute, UNH
ARTISAN VIOLIN TM. Artisan Violin Restoration by Brian Epp