Guarneri Fall 2018

Guarneri Fall 2018

A Violin Commission Inspired by the “Plowden” del Gesu

Fall 2018

After a busy summer and a very busy September getting all the local violinist ready for their lessons, I am finally back at the bench with a violin to finish. This commission is another small violin- a 350mm violin inspired by the “Plowden” del Gesu. I am using local Big Leaf Maple for the ribs, back and scroll, and Alpine Spruce for the top. I chose to carve the scroll before completing the body. Now I am finalizing the back arch before doing the same to the top. I will then temporarily glue the top and back to the rib structure to finalize the outline before installing the purfling. I had the pleasure of a visit from the musician who has commissioned the instrument and we had a lovely time talking about the violin and we are both eager to hear it! We’re quite a few weeks away though- once the violin is done the varnish process takes many weeks.


Tue ‒ Thu: 09am ‒ 07pm
Fri ‒ Mon: 09am ‒ 05pm

Adults: $25
Children & Students free

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