MANFIO

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  1. MANFIO

    Help with making a scroll

    Sorry, fogot to mention that the tutorial refers to a viola scroll. Follow your measurments for a violin scroll.
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    Help with making a scroll

    I made this tutorial many years ago, with almost 200 photos, I hope it helps.
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    Toothed blades

    I don't use toothed blades anymore.
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    Imperfection in maple wood (scroll)

    First violin, carve it. I would carve it myself. We can see that in many instruments by good makers.
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    Which viola to make for myself?

    Try to avoid the problems associated to violas: a dead C string, a too narrow dynamic range (you change your bowing and almost nothing happens in terms of sound color and volume), slow response, lack of clarity, hollow and unfocused sound, wolves.
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    Frequency analysis violas

    Emilg said "Looks a bit different than the ones above, so i wont comment on whats what". Oh, I have no idea, I just can't interpret that.
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    Frequency analysis violas

    Hi Emilg! Yes, she is quite famous in Holland indeed! She came here to a festival and asked to see my violas, I had two 40.7 ones. She took both on trial and chose one after a one day trial. The other went to the principal viola of the Korean Chamber Orchestra a month later. And, yes, she is quite a character!
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    Frequency analysis violas

    Thanks Don! Would love if someone could do this with this record, one of my 40.7 cms. viola, solo playing by Esther Apituley. https://www.challengerecords.com/products/14557966537288
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    Frequency analysis violas

    Is it possible making this with a recorded solo viola?
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    Merry Christmas!!!!

    Merry Christmas!!!
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    Merry Christmas everyone!

    Merry Christmas!
  12. Thanks Rue and uguntde! The colour will change according to the light source. Under hot lights, it will look more red, more brown under cold lights, golden yellow under the sun light.
  13. There is some colour in the ground (terra di siena naturale). For the colour coats (3 coats), I used Joe Robson's Brown varnish with a lump of arancione, plus some Kremer's Alizarim Crimson in oil dark and some ivory black pigment. All that in oil varnish. It turned out this: