Greetings, My name is Kurt Morrow. I have been a bassist for 40+ years. I have studied and continue to study violin making for the past 21 years. I started studying the making aspect of violins as it would relate to building a doublebass, but I am now embarking on building my first violin based on The Messiah violin pattern. My wife and I once owned and operated a violin shop where I did many repairs and restorations. I currently have a small shop in California in our home on the Central Coast.