|This red spruce and sugar maple violin goes to a red-hot bluegrass fiddler in Johnson City, TN. While I was repairing her old violin, she played one of mine and decided she didn't like her old one quite so much.|
|The plates are joined with hot hide glue, and the rib garland is built around an external form.|
The top is shaped and graduated, and the bass bar is glued in. The top is glued to the ribs.
|The neck is first roughly shaped, then refined with chisels and gouges. The instrument is assembled, given a coat of gamboge sealer, then finished with oil varnish.|