Biography

My name is Gary Komoski and I have been building musical instruments for over 30 years.  I live in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. I worked as a gas utility serviceman for 34 years, during this time I was building guitars and violins as a hobby. I am now retired and build instruments full time. I was first inspired in the mid 70's by a piano repairman, Kusti Pikkarainen who built classical guitars as a sideline.

I started building violins in the early 1990’s, and then attended a Chimney’s workshop to learn more about the acoustics of the craft. I then became interested in the mandolin which falls in nicely with the same building techniques and wood as the violin family. The instrument wood I have acquired over the years has been seasoned now for 15 to 20 years. This is an important factor in insuring a stable instrument for years to come.