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Versum SOLO cello A-string and D-string

For the large portion of the years I’ve been playing the cello, the Larsen (and then Larsen Soloist) A and D strings have been the professional standard for cellists.  Many people continued to successfully use other strings, but cellists rarely bought whole sets...

Fractional size instruments

Because Encore handles higher quality, more advanced instruments often sought out by experienced players, we haven’t devoted as much space here to small-size, fractional instruments.  This point was driven home to me recently because of the large number of...

Jay Haide cellos moving through setup

We recently received additional Euro-wood L’Ancienne cellos from the Jay Haide workshop. These have consistently been top performers with excellent tonal qualities, powerful projection, and incredible playing ease. It’s a busy time of year for the shop and...

Back to school!

For many of us, summer break is drawing to a close and our thoughts turn back to school supplies, early mornings, bus stops, friends, favorite teachers, and a backpack that weighs as much as a baby elephant.  For those of us involved in music education, we have our...
Are You Ready For A Bigger Instrument?

Are You Ready For A Bigger Instrument?

As the summer winds down and students prepare to go back to school, one thing parents are trying to get ahead of is the last minute rush of getting their student’s instrument ready for the new school year.  It is very common for students to quickly outgrow their...
The Bow Makes A Difference

The Bow Makes A Difference

As I was trying out one of our new “small room” violas today, I decided to test out different bows along with it. What I noticed is that I preferred a Carbon Fiber bow over a Pernambuco bow with this particular instrument which isn’t always the case with other...

Moving in!

Well, we opened up the wardrobe, put on our fur coats, and set out into the magical land of Narnia – we are in our new showroom!  You’ll have to excuse a few rough edges and a little bit of dust if you visit us over the coming few weeks, but it is coming...