The first instrument we made together was similar to learning to play duets. We had disagreements on many of the small points that each felt was important yet when the instrument was done it was much more satisfying for both of us. As it turns out, classical instrument making was almost always teamwork... Stradivari with his son’s ..Del Gesu with his father and maybe even his wife.... Da Salo had Maggini ... we have each’s a tradition we’re happy to continue.

Who does what?  It’s a question we’re always asked. As we were both trained individually we’re each able to do all aspects of construction. There are times that one of us will take the lead but we like the team work and the variation. We have no other apprentices or outside helpers.