Tag Archive: lutherie

Aug 12

Face to Face with Brandon from Kennedy Violins

Today, we hear from Brandon, one of the newest additions to our talented luthier department. 1. How long have you worked at Kennedy Violins? A few months…about five. 2. What is your favorite thing about working at Kennedy Violins and why? I am endlessly immersed in music. Whether it’s setting up instruments or listening to …

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Jul 16

Face to Face with Liz from Kennedy Violins

Today, our ongoing “Face to Face” series introduces us to, perhaps, one of the most diversely gifted members of the Kennedy Violins team, Liz Lambson. Liz Lambson: string bass player, artist, luthier, and writer–and somehow she plays all these roles at Kennedy Violins! She grew up in Colorado Springs, studied music and English at Brigham …

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Apr 22

Violin Parts: All About Fingerboards

As a luthier at Kennedy Violins, I spend hours a day staring at fingerboards–sanding them, smoothing them down, looking for the scoop (see below). As you can imagine, a stringed instrument would be impossible to play if there were no place to put your fingers. So, naturally, one of the most important parts of a violin is …

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Jul 16

Violins Are Like Legos: They’re Meant to Come Apart

You’ve seen it before. Intermission commences at the junior high orchestra concert. The suspect, a rather uncoordinated violist (who shall remain unnamed), trips over a cello and the audience gasps as it faceplants on the ground. The bridge goes flying. The strings go limp. A harried seventh grader fights backs tears as she runs to …

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