Violin and Viol Maker
I have a small private workshop in a quiet location on the south
shore of Long Island. It is easily accessable from New York City.
Visitors to my shop are welcomed by appointment. There are always
instruments in varying degrees of construction.
Many times I have finished instruments that are ready for immediate sale.
If you are considering placing an order or wish to try a currently available
instrument, please give me a call to arrange a visit.
Ordering and Purchase Information
To place and order, a 10% deposit will secure an estimated delivery date.
This deposit is not refundable unless there is a failure
on my part to complete the order. Delivery and shipping charges
will be paid by the customer.
All orders must be paid in full before the instrument leaves my shop.
I allow 30 days from the date of purchase to return the instrument,
if you are not satisfied.
The instrument must be returned to my shop in undamaged original condition,
for you to receive a refund of the purchase price (less the original
Please call the shop about trial and purchase policies concerning instruments that are ready for immediate
sale. There is more flexibility in the pricing
of these instruments. Generally it will vary from that of the instruments made to special order.
Please call for details.
Click here for a current price list.
Please note that prices are subject to change without notice.
This is a partial list (in no particular order)
of folks and organizations who have inspired, encouraged and overall
helped me along my journey:
My wife Janet Holmes, my entire family, Reverend James Dolan, Olga Bloom,
Dr. Anne Yarrow, Joe Tripodi, Clifford Roberts, Stan Schmidt, Robert Ames,
Barrie Kolstien, Sam Kolstien, Bill Monical, Marvin Braum, Maurice Kouguell,
Laurence Libin, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Shrine to Music Museum,
Ed Truettner, Larry Mayea, Motomi Igrashi, Kageki Nagao, Dave Saphra,
Cathy Pickt, Arron Pickt, Duane Rosenguard, Danny Phillips, Barbara Mallow,
Jeannie Mallow, Elliot Sweet, Michael Shih, Ian Murphy, John Schaefer,
Paul Nowinski, Jack Nowinski, Victor Lawrence, Enrique Orengo, Phil Clark,
The Violin Society of America, Vincent O'Brien, William Huggler, Bob and
Ilsa Nordenholz, Margaret Panofsky, Joelle Morton, and the VdGSA -
New York chapter.