It’s the people

What makes a shop special?  The people.  While Encore and Paige’s receive praise as businesses and physical places, it’s really the people that garner the compliments and loyalty.  When you ask a band director about Paige’s, they’ll usually...

5 strings? Carbon fiber? Sure!

I know what you’re thinking.  Sometimes…I can read your mind.  You woke up this morning thinking, “Man, you know what I really need in my life? A 5-string carbon fiber cello.”  See?  I can read your mind! There are times when you need something...

Family traditions

The history of violin making is replete with examples of families passing knowledge and traditions from generation to generation.  Amati, Guarneri, and Stradivari might be the most famous, but family traditions also existed in Germany, France, and many others as...

The Jacoby cello is here!

If you’ve been following this blog, you’ve already read about how excited I’ve been in anticipation of the arrival of a cello by Christopher Jacoby.  He began work on this instrument while in Lincoln, Nebraska and finished it in his new workshop in...

The newest member of the Encore family!

While leaving the details to Regina, I wanted to celebrate the arrival of the newest member of the Encore/Paige’s family! Regina had a beautiful baby boy today and will be home with her family for the next three months. We’ll miss her while she’s...