violin

Handcrafted Instruments after the Tradition of the Masters

strings

How I Make Violins

Below are some photos of how I make a violin, accompanied by some brief descriptions.

  • Preparing and joining the back:
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  • Putting the sides on the mold:
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  • Cutting the outline and carving the arching:
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  • Inserting the purfling:
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  • Finishing the outside arching:
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  • Carving the inside arching:
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  • Cutting the f-holes and fitting and glueing the bass-bar:
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  • Glueing on the linings, finishing the inside and glueing on the top:
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  • Carving the scroll:
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  • Fitting the neck into the body of the instrument:
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  • Finishing the neck shape, drilling the peg holes and fitting the lower saddle:
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