Custom Violin #16 87

Completed November, 2010

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This red spruce-topped violin goes to an owner of many Skipper instruments. To hear a Skipper violin being played, visit our Audio Video page.

Construction Photos


The plates are joined with hot hide glue. The ribs are bent and the rib garland is shaped around an internal form. The upper half of the form is removed, and the linings are glued in.


The top plate is shaped and the purfling is recessed into the perimeter. The top is graduated and tap tuned, and the bass bar is fitted and glued in place.


The top is glued to the rigs. The neck is shaped with saw, chisels, and gouges. The back is shaped and graduated.


The instrument is assembled and finished with oil varnish.

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