This is the third fiddle I built, back in 2012, and the first from cherry wood. The color of the cherry has become deeper and richer over time and will continue to darken. The back, sides, neck, fingerboard, tailpiece, end rest and chin rest are made from cherry, the soundboard and blocks are western red cedar, 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.