I mainly make violins and violas, both classical and baroque, mostly working out my own designs, based on old masters. For the construction I apply tried and age-old techniques and I finish the instrument with a traditional oil-based varnish.
Beside the more classical instruments I also make Hardanger-violins (Norwegian Hardanger violins with sympathetic strings) and five-stringed violins (a violin + C-string or a viola + E-string), not shunning the experiment and leaving room for my own creativity. Apart from the more traditional scroll, I also cut ornamental small "heads" to my instruments, leave out the corners (guitar shape) or add an extra drawing to the purfling...
However, I naturally see to it that the required playing comfort should totally be respected.
The string-length remains standard, as do the height of the bridge, the thickness of the neck, the length and the curving of the fingerboard etc..
Each instrument is completely made by hand, by myself.