Here are a few pics from the handmade instrument show at Marylhurst University.
It was great to talk with Paul Schuback, who was being honored at the show and had a nice Oregonian article (Northwest exhibit celebrates instrument-maker Paul Schuback's half-century career). He was beaming. I'd been so disappointed when he shut down his violin luthier shop about 10 years ago, but was happy to learn he is back in the saddle and looking to expand into a new space. He's even talking about a combo space that could support music and luthier classes as well as live performances and community events. It's a great idea, and would really cement Paul as a Portland institution. I certainly remember his wonderful shop on Powell fondly from my days studying at the Music Center when I was a kid here. I also had the pleasure of meeting his first apprentice, who said he started in 1971, and had worked with the guy who restored the classic gibsons in my photo gallery.
Paul Schuback holding his 1976 prize-winning violin
More photos from the show