That’s news I’m still waiting for…I wonder who and what it will be?

Meanwhile, the first new discoveries of the year are a wonderful series of historical reproductions (some with a twist) by Bernhard Kresse.   Readers may remember his Ries copy from my blog of March 29th.

Today, after getting his Neujahr email, and his announcement of a new website (in both German and English), I took a look and found four new beautiful instruments of the floating string variety, so his listing on the Luthier page now includes 5 instruments.

Especially interesting is his contemporary twist on the c. 1860 Scherzer model, “designed according to customer’s request.  The seventh string running over the fingerboard and the installation of half-tone-levers enables the player to serve Baroque literature.”

And check out those sharping levers!

Looks like beautiful work, Bernhard!

I hope some of your customers let us know what they’re doing with these special instruments.