Violinmaker shares his work at Solstice Fest

BEAUTIFUL TONE—DanGelbert, left, a fiddle and banjoteacher, tries out a violinhandmade by Steven Tinling atthe Soka 23rd annual SummerSolstice Festival at the Mul holland Highway campus.Tinling, whose instruments sellfor over $6,000, calls his violinslabors of love because hespends over 1,000 hoursworking on each one, handcarving the sitka spruce topsand applying many coats of anamber oil finish.BILL SPARKESAcorn Newspapers


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