Jared Harris Biography
I’ve grown up always working with my hands or doing some sort of DIY activity. This ranges from electronics, to auto-mechanical work, computers, and of course music.
At first I always wanted to be a luthier since I would always tinker with my instruments, but as I grew up – I pursued Mechanical Engineering. First example was re-tuning our piano while I was in middle school!
I’ve played piano most of my life going on 20+ years, Cello for 15 years, then guitar/bass (mostly electric) for 12 years.
I’ve always done my own modifications to my electric guitars such as changing out pickups, wiring modifications, among other details.
For cello, I learned to fit my own bridge and from there after I got into 3D printing, I started experimenting with alternative bridge designs.
Throughout my college years I always had this idea for a new cello design. I went as far as creating 3D CAD models and also hand sketches (most have been lost).
When I eventually got myself a welder, the steel cello was my very first full project. I can’t say it’s the prettiest welds, but as for absolute functionality, it’s more than I could ever ask for.
As of lately, I’m working as a mechanical engineer professionally, and at home I’m always tinkering on my next project, which I’ll usually share on my YouTube channel: Uncontained Curiosity.
For more information or to contact Jared about commissioning a handmade steel cello, please email him at uncontainedcuriosity(at)gmail.com, or visit his YouTube channel, Uncontained Curiosity.