This is the fifteenth fiddle I have built, and the seventh from curly maple. Curly maple and spruce are the classic woods for violins and this one has a one-piece back which is shown close up in the last photo. The back, sides, neck, fingerboard, tailpiece,end rest and chin rest are made from curly red maple, the soundboard is Engelmann spruce from Colorado and the nut and bridge are hard maple. The tuning pegs and endpin are made from ebony and were bought pre-made. The violin is a standard 4/4 size. It is finished with Tru Oil, which is widely used as an instrument finish.
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