At work 1987 (cutting inlays)
Contrary to the normal practice in handcraft and industry, my products
are exclusively manufactured by myself. Every detail of the wooden
parts as well as the varnish is individually handcrafted, without the
use of prefabricated elements. My work incorporates profound knowledge
of the practice in performance of „early music“ and
my own experience in playing string bowed instruments.
I prefer to work without time saving modern machines such as band
grinders, milling machines, compressors etc. To come very close to the
art of the old masters of string bow instrument construction, I use
ancient methods and procedures, always keeping the sensitive contact
with wood and varnish.
Following the methods of the baroque art of string bow instrument
construction, the effort is twice as much compared to the common
practice in this sector today. I have been constructing string bowed
instruments since 1980.
My annual production is limited to approximately 2 instruments or 10
bows; they are manufactured one after another and not in serial production.
I provide a warranty of 10 years.
Exhibition Festival Regenburg 1988