I have just relocated my shop to Knoxville, TN! Tennessee is a wonderful 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, Chattanooga, Asheville, NC (North Carolina) and Atlanta, GA 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 a short succession of photos showing a Button Graft where I had to also recreate the purfling, Refit the neck and then the finally retouch the area. You can roll-over the last photo to see a larger version of the final retouching. Deeper in the site there are more fascinating photos! Enjoy...
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