Serial Number: V-01, Finished and set up: September 2015. SOLD
This was my first violin build and I considered it a natural progression from building mandolins.
The top and back plates are high quality spruce, while the rims are maple. The plates were hand graduated and the tone bar was tap-tuned. The instrument was finished with a traditional seal coat of Vernice Bianca inside and out, before tinted and clear coats of violin oil varnish, brushed on. The final finish was then burnished and protected with bison wax..
Several violinists played the instrument and gave it the "thumbs up".