Bergonzis for Breakfast
Fri, Sep 14 2012 12:56 | Violins
I have been enjoying a lovely week in Vermont, practicing for upcoming concerts, visiting with friends and family, and kayaking in this beautiful late-summer weather. I recently spent a morning trying brand new violins by Doug Cox. How convenient that his shop is in my town of West Brattleboro! How could I resist stopping by, at Doug's request, to play these beauties? The four violins pictured above are modeled after Bergonzi violins that Doug has recently studied. Each of the four instruments has a distinctly different personality but all produce clear and responsive sounds. The voices range from creamy and dark to gutsy and rich. I encourage you to visit Doug's website Coxviolins.com for more information about his instruments, or better yet, travel to VT and visit his studio in person. Doug, his business manager Laurie, and Sophie the dog will make you feel most welcome!