Wiedoeft cello and bass rosin

By popular demand, we are now stocking a limited supply of Wiedoeft cello and bass rosin.  Several of my friends in the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra use this and recommend it to their students.  On my rosin shelf at home, I have Pirastro Oliv, Wiedoeft, and Larica...

1974 E.M. Pollmann

Help me welcome a distinguished addition to the Encore family of instruments – this achingly beautiful 1974 E.M. Pollmann “Grodner” model bass.  This instrument came to us in a remarkable state of preservation and Ben Parrott completed a beautiful...

Willow

We talk about the beautiful materials used to build violin-family instruments often on this page.  While maple gets most of the glory in the violin world, there are other woods that are just as lovely. This Rogeri-pattern Shen bass just arrived with this swirly,...

New! Thomastik Rondo viola strings are here

We are excited to have our first sets of Rondo strings for viola in stock now!  As I wrote a while back, I am using the Rondo cello strings on my personal instrument and love them more each time I play.  If you have been breaking up your viola string sets and using a...

Memory lane

Alan Rafferty is a cellist with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, cello faculty at University of Cincinnati – CCM, and Artistic Director of the Cincinnati Young Artists…and he’s also the young man Yo-Yo Ma is instructing in this photo as part of a...