Like luthiers of the past I work together with local artists to design and add distinctive details to make your instrument even more beautiful and unique. From decorative inlay and marquetry, to painting, to hand-sculpted pegboxes, tailpieces, and heads we can add just as much decoration as suits you--whether that be simply elegant or truly baroque.
While some luthiers try to do it all themselves, I strongly believe that not all luthiers are artists. A scroll and a sculpture are not the same kind of work. In other words, 'A man has got to know his limitations.' Why spoil an otherwise beautiful instrument with a clumsily rendered head?
If you have questions about what decorations are possible, please feel free to contact me.