NewsBeat: Violin maker takes a bow

From (Glen Falls, NY):


Geoffrey Ovington hand carves a scroll end that will hold the pegbox of a viola he is working on in his Shushan studio. (LINDSEY HOLLENBAUGH — [email protected])

It’s hard to imagine Geoffrey Ovington’s Shushan studio was once a dairy barn filled with hay bales. It’s even harder to believe this building is a workshop where he produces world-class stringed instruments — there are no wood shavings scattered about or sawdust, no blueprints or patterns piled on tables, and no detectable odor of varnish anywhere.

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I'm a novice fiddler and mandolinist. I've played the guitar for many years and also play the recorder, fife, flute, and, more recently, tin whistle. I work in the communications field and, in addition to music, I enjoy photography, writing, gardening, golf and travel.
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