In March 2009 I started reading everything I could get my hands on about violins and how they are made. I also went through all the material I could find on making carbon fiber parts. After about 3 months of research I thought I had enough information to make a first attempt. My first thought was to make a violin with a carbon fiber body and a wood neck and fingerboard. The first attempt did not have a bass bar and sounded flabby. Through several tries I was able to make a carbon fiber violin that sounded like a violin.
Now I am offering 4 string and 5 string violins in several different finishes as a result of my hobby. I have a full time day job and work on fiddles in my spare time.