Ich bin begeistert von meiner Geige, und ich bin Martin sehr dankbar, dass er uns zusammengebracht hat. Sie hat einen schönen und doch charaktervollen Ton, der bis in die hohen Lagen rein bleibt, und sie spricht so gut an - eine Freude zu spielen. Ich kann kaum glauben, wie glücklich ich mich schätzen kann, sie zu besitzen.
I had a dream to buy a fine violin for several years but, thinking that the process would be intimidating and overwhelming for a musical ingénue such as myself, kept putting it off. I was wrong. I can, in all honesty, say that it was actually enjoyable. Martin let me try out a room full of instruments over several hours, popping in from time to time to give welcome advice, but never the hard sell. Eventually I had a shortlist of 3, which I was allowed to take home on trial. I felt under no obligation to buy, but it did rapidly become apparent that there was one violin, above the others, that I kept wanting to pick up and play, so the choice was easy. I am impressed that this was the instrument that Martin had mentally marked down as “having my name on it” right from the start.
Shelagh Winship, Scotland