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22 July 2013

J. Mijares Violins


Did you know that we have a violin maker in Colorado Springs?  I certainly didn't! At least not until Pat, who is a mail carrier, delivered to this tiny shop tucked away in a downtown alley and told me about it.  (Such an old world craft -- it somehow seems appropriate that it should be a little hard to find, don't you agree?) Apparently it's been there since 1987, and heck in those days I used to work practically across the street! I also didn't know that a violin maker is called a luthier, and a violin shop is called a lutherie. Fascinating! You learn something new every day.



6 comments:

electricwave said...

that is really cool,nice pic and interesting explanation!

Barbara Farr said...

Interesting.

Randy said...

I guess they can't afford a sign for their hours.

Tamera said...

Randy, he probably has a very serious core group of customers (no doubt most of them in the Philharmonic!) who have him on speed dial ;^) He doesn't need a sign! LOL!

MJ said...

And now I learned something new today, too! Such an unusual profession. I love the old world feel of the door, the sign, and the roof.

Kris said...

I learn something new with this post. always nice to find such treasure!