Fine Hand-made Guitars
(and violins ...)
Here is the assembly of the violin:
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These photos show the assembly of the body of the violin.
The back and rib assembly, ready to glue together:
The back and rib assembly are glued together:
The back and ribs are now ready for the top:
Then the top is glued onto the body:
And the body is complete and ready for the neck:
And, now, we have to start to cut into that beautiful
assembled body. Scary much like cutting the binding
on a guitar for the first time:
Cutting the notch for the saddle:
Then glue on the saddle:
Then reaming the hole for the end pin (it gets
glued in after varnishing:
Then gluing on the fingerboard to the neck
(which comes after shaping and hollowing of the
fingerboard. This is a light temporary glue
job, so the fingerboard can be removed for varnishing):
Then fitting the neck, cutting the mortise into the
body of the violin, and gluing on the neck:
Well, it's almost complete now!
And, here it is strung up "in the white" prior to varnishing.
It sounds great!
5997 Turtle Lake Road
Shoreview, MN 55126
United States of America
Last Modified: December 10, 2002