my current luthier, she peaked my interest when she made and a viola d'amore, and I decided to just explore her workshop while looking for a bow. At the time, I complimented the bridges she put on her instruments because 2 other luthiers I've seen seem to have put less effort or time into the bridges they've cut for me.
Since then, I actually invited someone over for lunch just because they had a kit-fiddle and viola d'amore and I actually got to play his instruments.
Last night, I poured boiling water onto my carpet floor instead in my tea cup watching to this video on youtube:
Violoncello da spalla This got me to start thinking, how many unique violin-family instruments are out there. Please share your experiences with them.
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