Gideon, why did you choose to become a luthier?
I find it comforting to create something with my hands. There's no technology
involved and I rely entirely on my five senses and intuition. It's very gratifying to make something that becomes the artistic voice of somebody else.
Mira, how do you and Gideon work together?
As we work together on each instrument, Gideon and I develop a preference for different steps. I especially like to make the drawing, the rib structure, the roofing out the arching, the scroll, the set-up and sound adjustments for cellos.
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What part of the creative process do you enjoy, Gideon?
I particularly like to cut the purfling and the “f” holes, do the varnishing and antiquing, the set up and sound adjustment for violins and violas. I developed a very accurate technique for antiquing instruments.
How many instruments do you make each year?
We make about six instruments per year, always trying to reach further with
even higher quality than the ones which came before. We aim to provide the musicians with instruments that inspire them in their music making because of their endless colours and nuances of sounds.