Fine Hand-made Guitars
Building a Violin - The Back
This page shows the steps in making the back.
What I don't show is joining the back plate. You can get an idea of that looking at my guitar page for the back.
Before the back shaping begin, one traces the outline of the ribs onto the back, so it will match the ribs.
Then you cut the "ledge" around the outside of the outer surface of the back. This is slightly thicker than the final roll edge.
© 2015, James W. Blilie, Barbarossa Guitars 5997 Turtle Lake Road, Shoreview, MN 55126 This page was last updated: 11-Feb-2015