Hi everyone. I followed the link over here from the FiddleForum and I'm glad I did! This seems like a really great place to be and I hope to contribute and learn!

My name's Adam. My wife Emily and I own a little music store in western MA. It started as a hobby really. I'm a violin and viola player primarily and I'm infatuated with 5 string instruments. I started importing them from China a couple years ago, as well as picked up some ones made by domestic makers.

I'm classically trained (22 years), but mostly these days I play Celtic music with my band Woodkerne (http://woodkerne.com/). I do still play viola with the Keene Chamber Orchestra. Last month we did Mahler and Haydn Cello Concerto. What fun!

Anyway, I'm glad to be here.