I am a violin maker based in Glasgow. I use only the best quality tonewoods and my instruments are based on those of the Italian masters.

Instruments are available to view at the Violin Shop, Blackie Street, Glasgow or by appointment at my workshop.

Originally I trained as a guitar and mandolin maker with Herbert Schartz and Mike Gee at the London College of Furniture (London Metropolitan University),  graduating in 1988.

For the last twenty years I have taught on the Musical Instrument Making Course at Anniesland College in Glasgow. Over this time I have made many instruments and undertaken repair work. Gradually my interest in building has changed from the guitar to the violin.  In recent years I made the decision to move wholly to violin making.

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