Danny Ferrington
4-string violin

4-string violin

Danny Ferrington is widely known as a maker of fantastic custom guitars. He's made instruments for all sorts of people, including Elvis Costello, David Lindley, Ry Cooder, Carlene Carter, and Rossy. His "string quartet" (he also makes a viola and cello) are acoustic instruments, designed to be an evolution of the traditional design. I've never heard one of his instruments, but given the quality of his guitar work, I'd bet they're fantastic.

If you get a chance, check out his book "Ferrington Guitars." It's a large-format art book with great pictures of his guitars, world instruments, and the violin, viola, and cello. It even comes with a CD of folks like David Lindley and Rossy playing his instruments! Very cool. I don't know if it's still in print (I had a hard time getting ahold of my copy), but well worth it if you can find it. (Harper-Collins/Callaway Editions, copyright 1992.)


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Contact Information

Danny Ferrington
PO Box 923
Pacific Palisades CA, 92072


Harper Collins Publishers, Inc.
Callaway Editions
10 East 53rd Street
New York, NY 10022

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