“Shop Instruments”

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Shop Instruments

These are instruments which were not made by me, but were purchased unfinished (in the white) or in pieces, as a kit, and which I completed in my shop, finished in much the same manner as I do my own instruments, and set up to the same standards as my personal instruments.

Since I do not make them, personally, I do not claim them as my work. They do not have my label; instead they bear the label “Atelier Chez les Eveques”…which is French for “The Shop at the Bishop’s Place”. (A friend suggested it, and I like it. 🙂 )

At any rate, because these instruments require about 20% of the time it usually requires for me to build an instrument, I pass the savings on to my customers, and they acquire a very good instrument, at a very reasonable price. It is easier for me to provide this service in traditional instruments, because the unfinished instruments are readily available. But I can get five-string fiddles, in the white, if someone wants to go this route.