I have been neglecting my blog. But all in a good cause. Busy in the workshop with two Guadagnini copies, a del Gesu copy and another Linarol viola model on the blocks, and a Strad model cello in the planning and choosing wood stages (the best bit). Two long term cello restorations also keeping me challenged, but progressing quite smoothly, if slowly. Sad to say that my highly valued assistant and good companion Rob Furze is leaving for Scotland in the summer, so he’d better get all the above finished double quick… He has been an absolute treasure over the last few years and I wish him the very best of good fortune in Edinburgh.