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Violin, Cello & Harp Maker
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Ran across Cheryl Macomber on her YouTube Channel, today.  

She makes violins, cellos and harps - 20 years in California, now in Kentucky. 

@Ilona - you should see the beautiful cello she made in one of her videos! 

Anyway, interesting videos that further my appreciation/understanding in the art of making stringed instruments. 

...some fiddling going on, too! 

 

https://www.youtube.com/user/V.....ru2/videos

 

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/c0/a4/6f/c0a46f4a2d6370d2ed9512536ce19823.jpg

 

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Take a look at this Emily only half an hour long you will love it, I really like watching the making of violins.

Bit more, bit more, snap #*÷?×[email protected]?#[email protected]

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Small world! Cheryl Macomber was my luthier for almost ten years, until she moved away in December 2019. She took great care of my viola. I also bought my primary viola bow from her. I didn't realize she had a YouTube channel, but that's probably because she seems not to have been very active on YouTube until after she moved to Kentucky.

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Oooh, thanks @ELCBK  and @stringy !! 
I love watching how our instruments are made! ❤️

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Yes, I do too. I got photos along with explanations week after week as my luthier made my viola cool that was really great, "seing it being born" in a way.

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@AndrewH -

That is really cool - seems you helped support her business for half the time she operated in California! 

Now it looks like she's sharing more of her life on YouTube to help cope with covid - which is nice.  

Like to see more of where she goes with her miniatures, too - even though nobody in my house wants anything more to have to dust off. (lol)

She really uses some beautifully figured wood and has a killer varnish. 

I was thoroughly impressed by how long a period she plays an instrument before varnishing it! 

...and I want a set of those chimes! 

 

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/16/b6/a0/16b6a0c60419805e06121ae00af13a60.jpg 

 

...this would be nice for advertising (with a larger, backlit violin - lol), maybe instead of Garden Stakes. 🙄

- Emily 

 

@stringy -

Thanks for sharing the video! 

@wtw -

Wow!  How wonderful, you actually knew who made your viola!

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One of her violins appeared in a demonstration of 50 modern violins from top American makers, hosted by Metzler Violin Shop in 2017. It's heard starting at 7:15 of this video.

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@AndrewH -

I thought her violin sounded better than the one demonstrated before and after it - was surprised the demonstrator didn't make any comments. 

That's a lot to compare! 

I enjoyed the video - great YouTube channel, too. 

Thanx!

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