Making Matters: New angles on old designs


Luthier J. Paul Anderson details an unusual commission from New Zealand, which required an innovative varnish ingredient: pumice

In late 2023 I completed an unusual commission from Michael Hill, the New Zealand-based jewellery magnate and founder of the eponymous violin competition. He asked for an instrument to commemorate his 55th wedding anniversary, so I named the resulting violin ‘The Emerald’…

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