Alex l. Reza

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About Alex l. Reza

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  • Birthday 11/18/1966

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    http://www.violinsofomaha.com
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    Nebraska, USA
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    Perpetual learning and discovery, just when you think you got it right, you realize you still have a lot to learn : )

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  1. I am not sure if those listed here are "undervalued" they do great work and think their instruments sell/retail for around 15K and above. When talking dollar amount, what is undervalued?
  2. Hi, It was really great seeing everyone there. Dirk Henry, won 1st for his viola tone plus a second for workmanship and his violin got 3rd for tone!!! He is doing some amazing work, so glad to be working together again. Here are some pictures of Dirk Henry's viola.
  3. Hi, It was really great seeing everyone there. Dirk Henry, won 1st for his viola tone plus a second for workmanship and his violin got 3rd for tone!!! He is doing some amazing work, so glad to be working together again.
  4. Thanks again Simeon, so looking forward to this fall!!!
  5. Varnish making is very enjoyable to me and I have gotten used to how the varnish reacts depending on how I make.
  6. Looking forward to the next steps, I have a few of mine I am finishing up and closing the box on, so should be ready to go when I get it
  7. Agree, I have a Lupot here in the shop and does not look Lupot and you are spot on about the scroll
  8. It is so nice that we have many resources and people out there looking at our passion for making instruments. The many view points from different people and backgrounds is so inspiring. One thing I have seen in the violin making world is the openess and sharing that take place. Here are podcasts from Joe McHugh and his interviews. http://www.rosinthebow.org/podcasts.htm
  9. Nice, liking where it is going. Looking forward to seeing the finished result.
  10. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you so much for taking the time to take pics and post. Love looking at works in progress and the different methods used. Lots to take in
  11. Like in everyday life these are things that are out there. I do not think that there is rampant discrimination among violin makers or teachers. I know that there are different schools of thought and ideas that makers and teachers have. I am not blind to problems that exist, but for the most part there are a small percentage of a**holes out there, the violin making world is small and word gets around fast and I think those people would and should be exposed. In the short time I have been in the violin world, I have seen lots, and like others in this thread have said, the ladies can hold their own when it comes to the craft as well as partaking in conversations, drink, jokes, and actions that have made me blush and take a second look. As for the judge, it is not really fair to him, those who were at the competition can probably figure out who it is and not hearing his reasons for critique is not fair to him. He was really tough with me, but at least he said my bridge feet fit from the sounds of it, he was like that with others, she was not the only one, that does not mean he was discriminating based on her being a woman. I just took what he had to say and figured he is just that personality, blunt and to the point with what he expects and looks for. Not once did I think it was because of my race, but then again I have developed a thick skin over the years. As for marketing, social media, it is what it is, and people put out there what they are confident in.
  12. It varies with me, I do oil varnish have been as little as four coats but I have also done 12 coats with the oil, this is not counting the ground and sealing of the wood.