Thank you for working on my violin. It's a long journey from the cobbled streets
of pre-World-War-One Prague to the north woods lanes of Warroad....with all the stops
in between. I like the story. I am glad that little violin could have some new
life breathed into it and I am glad that such an interesting and dedicated man found
the time to do it. There's a good chance that instrument will still be making people
happy another hundred years from now.
Katrina Pearce was first place winner of the Grand Master Fiddler Championship, Oct.
5-6, 2007 in Nashville, TN. She says of Bob's fiddle:
"I love the fiddle!!! It's very open, even playing & has a big voice!"
from Jan Grover:
Dear Bob Wenzel,
Two weeks ago I bought one of your 1999 violins through a trade-in of my student
cello. I want you to know what pleasure I'm finding in playing that beautiful instrument.
It's been my wish to own one of your violins for some time - a hand-crafted violin
made in northern Minnesota - and now I do!
The instrument has a very even sound, and it's so much easier to play than my student
violin. Its tone is pearl- like & round.
I hope you receive lots of fan letters from people who play your violins. You're
putting a lot of loveliness out in the world.
from Mary D.:
I love my cello!!! This cello gives me great joy & slowly it's becoming a part of
me. I treasure it-
from Liam Bailey (of Rodney Atkins' Band):
Hey Bob - thanks for dropping a line! My Wenzel is my main fiddle these days and
I love it; not only is it a beautiful, great sounding instrument, but it's sturdy
and reliable, so I'm comfortable bringing it on the road (where danger often lurks)
:) Thank you for your fine instruments!!