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Why I do my job...

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Excerpt from an email today from a former Nashville performer who is trying out one of my better fiddles:

"Last night I was up til the wee hours of the night playing the fiddle so I better go ahead and commit to buying it.  I don't think at this point I can live without it...."

It's very satisfying and fulfilling to get that sort of response, especially when the customer has a very good basis for comparison, and had been looking for a good fiddle off and on for years.

That's one of the bigger reasons I do what I do.

Other reasons: 

I love music and working with musicians.

I love to try to improve and learn every day, and to seek mastery. There's always challenge here, always more to learn.

I like to work with my hands, and see / hear the results of my efforts.

Fiddles are the sound I carry in my head.


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Playing Since: 2005
Experience Level: Novice

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Occupation: Violin family instruments,product development and marketing

Gender: Male
Age: 78

My Instruments:
Hundreds to choose from, but I currently play a KC Fiddles Westport model, or whatever needs some playing in.

Favorite Bands/Musicians:
Stuff Smith, Joe Venuti, Cyril Stinnett, Pete McMahan, Art Galbraith, Lonnie Robertson, Lyman Enloe, Matt Wyatt, Kenny Baker, Vassar, Heifetz, Grappelli, Art Stamper, Betse Ellis, Dick Solberg, Gatemouth Brown, Minnie Moore........

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Owner, K C Fiddles LLC in Merriam, KS (Kansas City metro). Trained at Krutz Strings / K C Strings, and earlier with Kansas City violin maker Earsel Atchley.

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