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Handmade Violins, Violas and Cellos
385 Hinman Road, Glover, Vermont 05839

Sculpture of a viola named Violette
Hand carved by Melinda White-Bronson and Thurmond Knight

 Thurmond Knight, violin maker, makes hand made violins, violas and cellos in his violin shop nestled among 160 acres of spruce and maple trees in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom.  Here, he builds and repairs stringed instruments.  From 1992 to 2000, Thurmond was German Master Violinmaker Karl Roy's teaching assistant at the University of New Hampshire Violin Craftsmanship Institute.  
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New cello completed by Thurmond Knight on October 8, 2013: All steps in building are shown in almost 400 photos,
modeled after Domenico Montagnana, 1686-1750


A downloadable online book by Burt Porter and Thurmond Knight, guides the musician in violin and bow maintenance and minor repairs. In the market for a violin?  FiddleFix clearly outlines, for the buyer, what to look for and what to avoid in an instrument.  It is also a guide for musicians to decide when professional care of their instrument is necessary, where to find such care, what to expect from the repair shop and approximately how much it should cost.

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