M_A_T_T

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  1. Quote: For $195 CDN for a set of medium grade of wood, why not buy direct from Italy? http://www.ciresafiemme.it/listino-e.htm 16 Euro for medium spruce, 3 Euro for bassbar, 59.5 Euro for medium back, 25 Euro for shipping. Total is only 103.5 Euro or $155 CDN. You get the "real deal" Val di Fiemme spruce used by Stradivari. The shipping takes about 2~3 weeks. $195 is for the back/sides, neck and top, not just one set, if that's what you meant. Another thing is long shipping times bug me. I'm probably going to try locally harvested wood on the next ones anyways, but thank
  2. Quote: Quote: Are you in Canada? I got my wood from these guys: http://atlanticviolinsupplies.com/Default.asp Shipping was cheap and quick. Nice wood, too. Hi how much did you pay for the entire set? What quality of wood did you buy? I think their price is quiet high compare to other dealers. THank you! I got the medium-lower grades of wood (top, back/sides, neck), but am quite impressed, particularly with the back/sides. It was about $195CDN with shipping and tax. Shipping was $12 and only took 10days to get to the westcoast. I used Cedar I got locally for my bl
  3. Are you in Canada? I got my wood from these guys: http://atlanticviolinsupplies.com/Default.asp Shipping was cheap and quick. Nice wood, too.
  4. Thanks, I did the site myself. I made the tailpiece and fingerboard for my 'cello myself, they are made of Pau Ferro, and cut from a single lenght of piece, so the grain matches very well. They are finished in polimerized tung oil. I got the idea for the 'hidden' finetuners from this website: http://www.violoncello.com/ericbartlett/fitandfinal.htm I just thought it looked cool, so I tried it out. They are regular 'cello finetuners, though they seemed abit large to me, at least compared to the ones in the original metal tailpiece. Wasn't too hard to do, just took some creative plann
  5. I am finding my fingerplanes to be indispensable, particularly a 36mm long one, for my first violin. I also used a 1" #7 Bent gouge by Henry Taylor to hollow out the back. Worked great.