Andrew first picked up a violin at the age of six and since then has rarely been seen without one in hand. As a teenager, he spent most weekends busking in Cambridge and has performed with Lincoln’s Concert Orchestra.
A turning point in Andrew’s life came at the age of seventeen when his violin was damaged. In desperate need of an urgent repair, he decided he needed to learn how to maintain his own violin.
Andrew took up woodcarving and served an apprenticeship with a Cambridge-based sculptor to improve his knowledge and understanding of working with wood. Within six months he had won a fiercely contested place at Newark School of Violin Making to train in baroque and modern making.
After qualifying from Newark in 2000, Andrew worked for three years as a repairer before setting up his own violin workshop in Lincoln. He is now an experienced luthier with almost two decades of repairing and making and is an expert in both the creation of new violins, violas and cellos and restoration of older instruments.
The back in a single piece of maple of irregular faint medium-broad curl descending across the back from the treble flank down towards the bass flank. The ribs, neck, pegbox and scroll similar.
The front in two pieces of spruce of medium grain. The varnish of a rich red-brown colour on a golden amber ground.
Length of back 356mm
Width upper bout 167mm
Width middle bout 113mm
Width lower bout 207mm
Delivery & Returns
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