Cole, Guy - Avalon Studio 2017



Body length: 1125mm
Upper bout: 490mm
Center bout: 378mm
Lower bout: 672mm
String length: 1062mm


Well respected as a maker of violins, violas, cellos, and basses, Guy Cole of Avalon Studio has been
involved with the technical aspects of violin making since 1980, when he began a course in stringed
instrument repair with René Morel at the Manhattan School of Music. It was then that Guy’s passion
for playing the violin and his interest in the construction and restoration of stringed instruments
coalesced into a career that now spans over a quarter of a century. In 1982, he began his formal studies
at the Violin Making School of America. Completing this demanding four-year course of instruction
in three years, Guy graduated in 1985 and began work in New York City, NY at the shop of William L.
Monical, the bowed stringed instrument consultant at the Smithsonian Institute. Guy’s excellence has
been recognized widely by great players and luthiers alike. His awards for basses include Gold Medals
from the International Society Bassists in 2012 and the Violin Society of America in 2006, and many
other awards for tone and workmanship. Guy’s basses are played by great orchestral musicians in
major symphony orchestras nationwide.

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