Spruce from Haida Gwaii
Amati model violin with spruce from Haida Gwaii
The back of this violin is a one piece big leaf maple back. The top is very special- it is a one piece Sitka spruce from Haida Gwaii. The model is one of my favourites, an extended Alard Amati. The body is a full 355mm long, but the violin it is modelled after has a body of 350mm. I added the extra 5mm to the lower bout, giving the instrument a really elegant, long look. However, the playing length is just shy of the standard length, making it just that bit more comfortable to play. I’ve made many of this design and really love it.