17 November 2019
Everything started back in 2000. The violin school not even finished, I already built my first horned violin. Once infected with the virus of creation, I must admit that I'm having more and more difficulties to spend my time copying violins more than 250 years old. In the following articles, you will find some creations more or less close to the ancestor "violin", which I made over the past 10 years. If you have got some strange ideas concerning the ceation of acoustic or electric musicla instruments - I might be the man to talk to about it ! Check my latest ceations: The Neolin-guitar with 6 strings and tuned like a soprano-guitar, and the Neoloncello, the first prototype of the Neolin's Cello-version !

The Neolin 2.0

With the massive arrival of things 2.0, the Neolin too, passes into its second generation. Although compared to classical violin making, the Neolins...

The Neolin gets a sixth (!) string

Although it’s fun to develop innovative instruments based on my own ideas, it’s even better to work with demanding musicians on ambitious...

Le Neola

6 years after the birth of the first Neolins, and 3 years after the Neoloncelle, here is the Neola. The reason for such a delay is not that I do not...

Neolin in exotic woods

Making instruments in series can offer great possibilities for experimentation – if ever the idea does not work out, at least a part of the...

The flat Neolin

As I’m always looking for new timbres to explore, I decided to check what happens if I made a Neolin without archings. Primarily, I was trying to...

Lacquer varnish “Urushi”

On the congress of the French violin making association ALADFI in 2008, I assisted a conference by Japanese scientist Eiichi Obataya concerning the...

The Neoloncello

That’s it, the first prototype of the Neolin’s Cello-version is finally born ! Some technical features:-built-in pick-up which makes it...

The horned violin

Most violins with a new design I’ve ever seen seemed to be more or less artistic deformations of the classical violin. I wanted to make one which had...

A surprising Strad model

The violin of the “Rubato” range The Strad 2.0 !This violin is a full-fledged master violin in every way, except two: – Its price...

The Jazz violin

The jazz violin has seen the light of day after a creative break of 3 years spent in Pris workshops doing restauration work on ancient instruments...

To fret or not to fret ?

Several customers (or potential ones) are seduced by the possibilities offered by the frets on the Neolin. But at the same time, they don’t...

The Neolin guitar

An idea by Franck Lopez (see page references): A 6-string Neolin tuned like a soprano-guitar (one octave higher) and fretted. Like that, the gitar...

The Juxtaphone

The juxtaphone was meant to be an electracoustic sort of violin with a mouth resonator. The idea was to change the sound colour by altering the...

The Violele

An order from a wholesaler in Hong Kong. Before the start of a series production very soon, the instrument has been modified a bit by the producer...

The spinning wheel cello

Mr Houdard had asked me to design an instrument for their play “au fil des myths”. The whole decor of this play was made from rope...