I completed a “King Joseph” Guarneri del Gesu inspired violin. I decided on a full arch for the top and back and I got the sound I was after- full and rich and very sweet. The bass is strong and I’ve had the pleasure of playing it and hearing it open up. It is sold, but I certainly plan on making more of this model. It is 355mm long and has the standard playing length of 195mm. I used an oil varnish and am very happy with the look I achieved- I gave a little gentle antiquing. I don’t aim for a strong antique look, but I really like the creative experience of gently wearing the varnish and adding a bit more personality to each instrument.