Category: Instruments

New instruments.

5 string Violin!

Yup! We’ve got one

33 Year Old Wood never sounded so good!

This stunning instrument was crafted from 33 year old Old Oregon Maple and Spruce obtained by special arrangement from the Mt. Airy Violins and Bows shop in Philadelphia, PA. It is rare to have access to wood of that age and quality.  Mr. McCluskie created a 16 1/8″ viola in a pattern well loved by McCluskie …

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R. W. McCluskie 16 3/16″ Gibson Stradivarius Viola

  This instrument was completed at the end of 2012.  It is a 16 3/16″ McCluskie copy of the Gibson Stradivarius Viola, a small, late-period instrument with classic styling and good sound. This instrument is currently on loan.  Mr. McCluskie looks forward to another opportunity to make this instrument. Photos by Gary Schonman

New! Looks like a violin, plays like a violin… what’s different?

We’ve “cut” corners without sacrificing quality to produce an Asymmetric Economy R.W. McCluskie violin. With sinuous curves and full size body, it looks great and its sound fills the room. Scaling back some elements allows us to offer this instrument at roughly two-thirds the price of a traditional R.W. McCluskie handmade violin. See more images. …

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