My instruments are most often modeled on old Italian instruments. I take my inspiration from Antonio Stradivari, Guarneri del Gesù, Carlo Bergonzi, Domenico Montagnana, and Peter of Venice, amongst others.
Sometimes players have a model in mind or the sound they are looking for might be better served by one model over another. If I want to use a particular piece of wood, then its material properties (density, speed of sound etc) might dictate the model chosen.
If you are looking for an instrument then please call or email to see if there any instruments available to try. Or maybe you would like to discuss commissioning an instrument just for you. I look forward to hearing from you. If you are in the US then my instruments are represented by some dealers in New York. Get in touch and I can tell you where to find them.
If you are looking for a violin or cello then some instruments are available right now.