Meet Ian Moar, our in-house string instrument luthier. Ian Moar has 16 years of orchestral instrument repair experience. He has been trained by local and internationally known luthiers. He specializes in graduating and varnishing instruments to improve their tonality and responsiveness. The spirit varnish he uses, from a recipe developed about three hundred years ago, allows the instruments to resonate to their full potential. By applying the varnish in many coats he gives the instruments a durable finish with rich, glowing colours.