Introduction!

July 18, 2020, 3:46 PM · I have recently picked up the violin after many years of stopping and starting since I was a serious student in highschool. I am a mechanical engineer and currently in graduate school. I like to play classical, but being a lifelong Tennessean, I enjoy fiddling and have attended a few fiddling camps and workshops. I am really fond of gypsy and Hungarian violin/fiddle. I'm also dabbling with mandolin right now as well. Outside of music and school I enjoy cycling and PC gaming.

Being an engineer, I am very interested in the physical acoustics of the violin and how they are made. As a gear head I get really into the strings, accessories, and fittings of the violin. I am also interested in the history and provinence of violins as well.

I play a 1920's German trade violin labled "Caspar Da Salo in Brescia 1598". It was sold by Sears & Roebuck in their "big book" catalogues. My bow is an English bow by the late Hill bowmaker Garner Wilson. Though, right now I'm using a carbon shar fusion bow until I get my skill back up! I use a Jargar Forte E and Dominant A D G strings. My shoulder rest is a bendable BonMusica.

Good to be back!

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