A Word From Your Luthier...
"Hello, and welcome to my website. I thank you for taking some time to look through the various sections, and encourage you to visit the "Electric Violin Gallery" page so that you may see some of the instruments I have made.
I have been working as luthier since 1999. The most important aspect of my work as a luthier is to offer a player the opportunity to, literally, design and create the instrument that they have always wanted, usually an instrument that they have not seen anywhere else.
You choose the shape and design of the instrument, the number of strings the instrument will have (4,5,6 or 7), what wood the instrument will be made from (even select the piece of wood yourself), the type of bridge and electronics that will be used, and whether you would like to use traditional pegs or tuners similar to those used on electric guitars. All of these aspects - within the limits of physics and patent considerations - can be decided by you if you desire to have an instrument made or commissioned.
If, at any point, you have any questions at all, feel free to e-mail or call me. I will answer all of your questions to the best of my ability.
My goal, and what I strive for every hour that I work, is to provide violinists, violists and cellists the finest sounding, the most beautiful and comfortable instruments available, and to do my best to craft an instrument according to the desires and specifications of the player. In this way, the finished instrument will be what the player envisions.
If you have always desired a beautiful, personalized electric violin, viola or cello, and have not seen that instrument - your "dream instrument" - in any other place, and thought: "If I could only find a person who would make the instrument that I see in my mind"....you have found that person. It would be an honor for me to craft any instrument that you might desire."
Thank you sincerely,
David Burham, luthier