Building philosophy of luthier Scot Tremblay.
I select extant instruments that I feel best represent the style of craftsmanship and tone of the Early Romantic musical era. Each period of musical history has its own aesthetic that manifests in, among other things, the instruments that were made and played in that period. I feel that the best way to recreate the musicality of an era is to try to capture the spirit as well as the appearance of the instruments used.
Unless specifically requested, I do not make slavish copies of instruments. I do, however, make instruments that try to capture the inspiration of the original instrument. By a careful study of the information available, an analysis of the music and detailed examination of extant instruments I feel that we can get close to the original concept 19th century luthiers intended.