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Home Shop Tour: Cooper Jonas & Nathan Abbe
Home Shop Tour: Cooper Jonas & Nathan Abbe
Barbara Rutkowski

Nathan Abbe VM '20 and Cooper Jonas VM '20, third-year Violin Making & Repair students – and roommates – show us their home workshop in Somerville, Massachusetts.

While hunkered down in their Somerville apartment, they've not been idle. Cooper's working on building and varnishing his final violins (#6 and a graduation instrument), plus a cello. Nathan's working on his research paper (a graduation requirement), technical drawing, and studying. He says this has been a good time to look at images of instruments and try to analyze and understand their stylistic differences, especially differences that change the making process.

Click through to see photos of their living room workshop, student work, and them at their NBSS benches earlier in the year.

Watch a video tour below.

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