Mr. McLaughlin has been working on instruments ever since he picked up electric bass at age 14. He graduated from the Violin Making School of America in 1999. Since then he has been working full time as a restorer and maker of instruments. Mr.McLaughlin attends the Violin Society of America's (VSA) Violin Restoration Workshops every summer held in Oberlin College, and continues to collaborate with colleagues on a weekly basis. Mr.McLaughlin is a member of the Board of Directors for the VSA.Shop hours are 9:30am-5:30pm, Monday-Friday, by appointment.