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Renowned luthier remembered

Rene Alfred Morel, a renowned instrument worker with a gift for mending stringed-instruments, has been remembered.
Rene Morel, Renowned Luthier, Remembered
A renowned luthier who passed away last week after a battle with cancer has been remembered for his canny ability to fix up stringed musical instruments.

Rene Alfred Morel, who died at the age of 79, was once described as "arguably the best violin restorer in the world".

The Star-Ledger recounted one incident where his expert skills quite literally saved the day.

Barbara Mallow, a cello player, was performing at a concert when she accidently tripped and damaged her 17th century musical instrument.

One quick call to Mr Morel at 10pm in the evening and, such was his character; he was quick to ease her concerns.

"He said, 'Oh don't you worry, Barbara. I'll fix your cello … and you tell Don to take you dancing.' It was just what I needed to hear at that moment," Mallow told the news provider.

Mr Morel, who was born in France, began his career as an instrument maker from the age of 12. He moved to America after serving in the French Air Force.

By 1964 he was able to open up his own workshop in New York.

ADNFCR-2133-ID-801217314-ADNFCR Posted on 22 Nov 2011 12:02 to category : Instruments News

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