Mar 092017
 

I recently visited Boston violin maker Christopher White in his studio. This is the forth installment of my series on musical instrument makers in New England. The shots may become the foundation for a magazine story or exhibit.

In over 25 years at his workshop, Christopher has made over 150 violins and violas and 50 cellos. Inspired by the work of Cremona Italy masters Guarneri del Gesu and Antonio Stradivari, all the work is done using hand tools; with the exception of rough cuts made on a bandsaw.

Visit my posts about Tippin Guitars, Haynes Flute. S.E. Shires, Co. (brass instruments) and Christopher’s site.

Boston violin maker Christopher White shows a recently completed instrument, ready to be shipped to a customer.

A violin scroll and peg box in the studio of Boston violin maker Christopher White

Boston violin maker Christopher White stocks domestic and European woods.

The workbench of Boston violin maker Christopher White displays a violin body, top, neck and a shaping frame for bending the sides.

At the workshop of Boston violin maker Christopher White, instruments are displayed in various states of repair and/or completion.

 

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