Map of Tolm
(Present location of the violinshop in the southwestern United States)
(In "The Luthier's Diary Series" and in real life.)

From Ortelius' Theatre of the World, Antwerp 1570

The wood for the finest violins is very rare and only found in half-a-dozen places around the world. Once cut, it must hang in a dry climate for many years. But, beyond any technical requirements, a true master instrument must be made with the belief that anything is possible, then played with love.

Kevin Lee Luthier

"The Master Luthier" (based upon the legend of the "Two Trees") A romantic fantasy of music and master violins (including many of the best legends of Niccolo Paganini).


Copyright Kevin Lee Luthier 2006