Chris Jacoby manages the workshop at Potter Violins in Takoma Park, MD, and his handmade instruments are played in orchestras and ensembles around the world. He edits The Scroll magazine for The Violin Society of America, and is a regular contributor to industry publications.
July 17th, 2019 | Season 1 | 49 mins 18 secs
bass, cello, learning trade secrets, luthier, oberlin, orchestra, viola, violin, violin maker, violin making, violin restoration, woodworking
Rozie reports live from the Oberlin Ohio restoration workshop, chatting with luthiers from various parts of the world.
July 3rd, 2019 | Season 1 | 34 mins 34 secs
bass, cello, guadagnini, luthier, orchestra, quiz show, trivia, viola, violin, violin maker, violin making
We take Luthier vs. Luthier one step further - in Guadagnini Trivia. Guests Chris Ulbricht and John Thorell battle for dominance. Who will tell us the five cities Guadagnini lived in? Who knows how many strings a viola d'amore has? Who will win the genuine St. Omobono thimble from Cremona?
June 19th, 2019 | Season 1 | 1 hr 38 mins
beau hannam, guitar making, guitars, luthier, matt eich, violin making, violins
Chris and Rozie interview major contributors to this field: guitar luthiers. We celebrate our similarities as wew welcome Beau Hannam, custom guitar and Uke maker as well as Matt Eich of Mule Resophonic Guitars.
June 5th, 2019 | Season 1 | 58 mins 50 secs
bass, cello, freemans auction, learning trade secrets, luthier, orchestra, river fiddle, vintage violins, viola, violin, violin maker, violin making, violin restoration
How is the River Fiddle restoration going? What is it like to attend a violin auction? What's the scoop taking classes at Learning Trade Secrets? We catch up at cover listener questions.
May 15th, 2019 | Season 1 | 1 hr 3 mins
bass, cello, luthier, orchestra, viola, violin, violin maker, violin making, women, women woodworkers, workbench
Interviews with awesome female luthiers in the field.
April 17th, 2019 | Season 1 | 1 hr 1 min
bass, cello, depression, life balance, luthier, mental health, neuroses, obsession, obsessive compulsive disorder, orchestra, strings, viola, violin, violin making, violin restoration, wood shop, wood working
Retaining mental health at the workbench
April 8th, 2019 | Season 1 | 34 mins 25 secs
antonio stradivari, bass, ben hebbert, brown recluse, cello, corene, cremona, luthier, oberlin, orchestra, strings, thinking cap, viola, violin, violin making, violin restoration, violin schools, wood shop, wood working
Listeners wanna know! Where can you learn violin making? What are some modern materials being used today? What's a thinking cap? Why is a spider in Chris' pants? Special guest Ben Hebbert.
March 20th, 2019 | Season 1 | 1 hr 15 mins
bass, cello, jerry pasewicz, luthier, sea change, strings, triangle strings, viola, violin, violin history, violin making, vuillaume, wood shop, wood working
The violin in a changing world, as seen through the historical eyes of Jean Baptiste Vuillaume, and through the modern eyes of Jerry Pasewicz.
February 20th, 2019 | Season 1 | 1 hr 16 mins
balfour stradivarius, bass, cello, fakes, forgeries, luthier, orchestra, strings, viola, violin, violin making, voller brothers, wood shop, wood working
Understanding the Balfour Strand and the hand the Voller brothers had in making it, guest Ben Hebbert - violin expert.
January 23rd, 2019 | Season 1 | 59 mins 24 secs
imposter syndrome, introduction
We explain Omobono Stradivari and speculate about his relationship to his famous father, introduce the hosts, admit repair mistakes, and talk about the rampant imposter syndrome we see throughout the violin making industry.