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You can find him on Luthiers at this address for his work on Bowed String Instruments: https://luthiers.com/listing/william-a-mackay-luthiery/

And here for his work on Plucked String Instruments: https://luthiers.com/listing/william-a-mackay-luthiery-2/

 

And we strongly recommend that you also discover these latest creations on its website: https://www.wmacbullfiddlescottishluthiery.com

 

As you could see, William A Mackay Luthiery makes great instruments!

 

 

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William A Mackay is luthier making high quality stringed instruments based in his home county of Caithness, Scotland. He makes violin family instruments as well as guitars. His instruments are constructed often using time proven designs for a foundation, sometimes it is necessary to make alterations to various models to accomodate the specific needs of modern players. Some of his instruments, guitars in particular are of original design.

His interests as a luthier span from the works of Gaspar Da Salo working from Brescia, Italy in the 16th century and the man that could perhaps rightfully be attributed as the daddy of all double bass through to the Scottish violin making tradition where Mathew and Thomas Hardie are among the best known.

Many interesting violin / fiddle can be found all around the country made by varying levels of skill of hand. Perhaps one of the most interesting aspects on this subject to him is the lengths people will go to just to have an instrument to play music on as well as those who endevour to perfect the craft, it’s also worth considering how the aspiring luthiers managed to emulate the works of the Italian masters long before the information available to the modern maker was as readily available as it is today.

 

Commitment and devotion to a chosen art or craft will always speak for itself.

 

As a luthier he endevours to understand every aspect of his craft. From processing the wood at an early stage, seasoning and using hand tooling techniques as past masters have done to preserve these skills. Cooking and mixing his own varnishes and preparations from organic materials.

In an age where quality often takes a back seat to compete with highly mechanised production techniques where almost everything in our realities is becoming “flat-pack”, and dissposable we’re in some ways losing touch with our humanity and true creative nature. He is all for a simple life yet also deeply suspicious of dumbing down and that is one reason why it is important to him to keep many of these hand skills alive.

 

 

 

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