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About Jeffrey Holmes

Jeffrey Holmes' relationship with the violin started at age 8, when he began his musical studies. He attended the Chicago School of Violin Making, studying with Tschu Ho Lee. After graduation he took a position with Shar Fine Instruments in Ann Arbor, where he stayed for 17 years, serving as Vice President for the eight years. In 2003, he left Shar to work in his own shop, offering restoration, appraisal, expertise, new making and sales of old and contemporary instruments and bows.

Workbench: Restoration, The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

(Editor’s note: This article, written before Jeffrey Holmes left Shar Fine Instruments in 2003 to work in his own studio, is as timely today as it was when written in 2000.) As vice president of Shar Fine Instruments, part of … Continue reading

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