Custom varnishing a Northern Sun violin

Custom varnishing a Northern Sun violin

May 2014

 

I’m working on preparing a custom violin for a young violinist. She selected her fittings and named her preference for the colour and shading of the varnish. M. would like a warm golden colour to remind her of a sunset. She’s getting a Northern Sun violin- these are violins that I purchase “in the white”, which means without varnish and fittings. It then allows me to customize the set up and the varnish, while still having a violin that is priced well for a student. Stay tuned for more photos of the varnishing process. The photos below show the violin after I have done the first treatment to darken the wood. Behind it is a violin I have made that still needs its neck set. You can see the paleness of the wood on my violin, and how the UV treatment has darkened the one I’m varnishing. 

Northern Sun Violin Back first UV treatment Laura Wallace

 

Northern Sun Violin Front first UV treatment Laura Wallace