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One of a kind exibition
Wednesday, March 14 2007 10:47
I am going to show my instruments in Toronto at the end of the month in the One of a kind show . I have been asked to represent the Quebec violin and guitar making school. I will be happy to meet you there if you are in Toronto that week.
 
The rebec has been completed
Monday, December 18 2006 22:25
I just finished the rebec. It has been sold to Liette Remon who plays with Strada, and others groups. On the following pictures you can see the reconstitution on this medieval instrument and its bow. This instrument has a strong bright and nasal voice. As required by Liette, I did the set-up with metal strings to emphasize this characteristic.

Medieval rebec and its bow

Medieval rebec

Medieval rebec

 
The Rebec
Tuesday, December 12 2006 16:10
I am currently finishing building the rebec. The following pictures shows the instrument in its current finishing state.

Medieval rebec

Medieval rebec
 
JMM auction
Wednesday, November 22 2006 15:47
The JMM instrument auction begin this thursday November 23rd at the "Palais des congrès" in Quebec city. The starting price will be 3000$. This auction will be held for 2 month to give enough time to every one interested to try the instrument (On appointment). As I am regularly going to Montreal it will be also possible to take some appointments there and try the instrument. Below you can see the pictures of the finished violin. Click on any picture to zoom on it.

Violin

Violin
 
The JMM violin is ready !
Friday, November 17 2006 11:09
The Young musicians of the world violin is ready ! Below you can see the first pictures of the finished violin. I have done the setup with boxwood accessories to respect the baroque style of this model. This violin will be exhibited and played tonight ( Nov 17) at the Métropolis in Montréal during the annual fund raising event. It will also be displayed in Quebec city on November 23rd at the "Palais des congrès". The auction of this instrument is starting tonight. And the total amount of the sale will be donated to Young Musicians of the World.

Violin
 
Violin
 
Violin
 
Violin scroll



 
The varnish
Tuesday, November 07 2006 14:59
I just finished varnishing the violin. On that subject, I thanks the Violin Making School. The school gave me access to their varnish room and uv box. As you can see on the pictures below. I have used an oil varnish that I made. This varnish has a nice amber tone with some reddish tint and is very transparent. I am now going to let it harden before polishing and setting up the instrument.

Varnishing the violin
 
Varnishing the violin scroll
 
Varnishing the violin
 
Varnishing the violin

Varnishing the violin

Varnishing the violin
 
That's it !
Saturday, October 28 2006 10:02
The violin has been assembled. As we say it is "in white". This means that it is finished, but not yet varnished and set-up. I am now going to do some finishing and prepare it for the varnish.

violin in the white

violin in the white

violin in the white
 
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