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Violin Making

Guarneri Viola Build

The construction of the rib structure in viola making involves the preparation of blocks in the mold, willow or spruce is the likely selection of material. And the bending of thin strips of wood, maple, to form the outline of the instrument's body. This process...

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DeLong Del Gesu Violin

A congratulations is in order to the DeLong Family on the purchase of their McDevitt made violin! Sophia has a bright future ahead of her in the violin world. I am looking forward to watching Sophia and her violin “Milene” grow together. This is...

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Herman Viola Purfling

This is my latest commissioned viola build. There are many steps that take place before I am able to fit my purfling into the top plate. Purfling is the decorative inlay around the edges of the instrument. It is a 3-piece veneer that is...

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