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  1. Disclaimer: The words “violin” and “guitar” are used to represent families of instruments. Currently, some of us on The Pegbox are trying to identify and understand a violin made in Ukraine in 1988 (nineteen eighty-eight). One mystery is the luthier’s reasons to install a non-ebony fingerboard. There are several obvious possibilities: access to materials, financial factors, tonal considerations, player requirements. This led me to think about some less obvious reasons for luthiers to use non-traditional or “alternative” tonewoods when making a "traditional" violin or guitar. Here are some reasons that have guided or limited me when designing or making instruments: The instrument is made entirely with wood that is native to a certain region such as province, state, small island nation. Example: I designed a guitar with North Carolina native tree species: Black Walnut, Red Spruce, and Persimmon. Other designs specify St. Lucian species or Ontario species. The instrument is made entirely from wood salvaged from one particular building or vessel, such as the client's home or yacht. The instrument was designed by a non-luthier, visual artist who wanted a piece of functional art. The instrument was designed to be made from woods of a specific botanical genus. The client refused certain wood species or colours (natural or dyed). The luthier and/or client was allergic/sensitive to certain species of wood. So, we see some valid, reasonable limits on tonewood choices that many people are unaware of, or forget, when surveying a "non-standard" traditional stringed instrument. I hope this knowledge helps you in your future luthier endeavours. Keep an open mind. Think LATERALLY. Be empathetic. Never assume. Thank you for reading. Randy O'Malley
  2. Does anyone have favorite reliable tone wood suppliers or no-go suppliers? Maybe: 1.Kind of Wood 2. Reliability 3. Location 4. Shipping speed 5. Stuff I forgot.... I'm Kind of working on a project of sorts. Don't worry I'm not going to put any of you out of business :-) If there is already a good thread on this or a reference thread maybe this can be an update. I looked, but I am not the best.
  3. Stock available for linings, blocks, necks, back plates. I am selling at cost on behalf of the property owner - wood came with the property of a deceased Texas maker - and I have exclusive access to what is a substantial supply. Photos are representative. Based on the likelihood the maker was not still collecting wood after he turned 80 (he died at 102), the stuff is at least 20 years old. Process: contact me at julian@cossmannviolins.com. Do not contact me through this listing as I am rarely on MN any more. Give me your specs and I will select pieces and send you photos from the site. Once you have committed - this is based on an honor system -, I will transport to Austin (about a 2 1/2 hour drive) and ship from there. Once you have received the shipment, you pay me. Price equals: owner's price for the wood + my time in making the selection (5-hour driving time and gas not included) + transport and shipping costs. If shipping costs can be saved by some kind of in-person hand-off, I will try to accommodate that, e.g. if we are both attending a workshop, you can meet me half-way between the workshop and your location, you are coming through Austin. Shipping time subject to Austin's not exceeding Stage 3 of its Covid risk-based assessment for the community (we are headed back to Stage 3 as I write.)
  4. We are located in Windsor On Canada - We still have an amazing collection of tone wood for violin, viola, and cello - both 2 piece, single pieces and jointed pieces spruce and maple - most pieces are from 1974 - 1980's accessories include bridges, fingerboards, etc wood blocks for scrolls molds ribs scrolls roughed out tone wood roughed out bows (brazil wood - various sizes) hanks of horse hair for bow rehairing tools 6-14 terrco marlin violin carver (backs, fronts and scrolls can be easily reproduced here) and so much more We are very limited in time as we no longer have the storage - please contact me for viewing can be purchased by large or small lots Inquire please!!!! I can post close up pics of any specific pieces
  5. Hello Luthiers, Who is interested in a field trip to the mountains in Colorado to learn about and gather spruce and other tonewoods? This is Simeon Chambers. I am no longer in the business of tonewood, but have tremendous knowledge I can impart on a field trip where incredible spruce is found. Last year we obtained many bolts of excellent spruce. Moderators: I read the terms and conditions, I am not a commercial wood dealer anymore, nor a dealer in wood at all. If you want this in another category, please put it in the proper spot. Here is the deal. It will happen if there is interest, August 15, 16, 17. Thursday through Saturday we camp in the woods, near the spruce. We will have proper permits. People can stay in a town if they wish, instead of camping. There is room for up to 15 people. Reasonable fitness is good. We will camp at 9,000 feet. For details, I can be reached via email at sales@toyfishfactory.com or phone 303 507 5225
  6. Hello to all We are selling a large collection of aged tone wood for violin, viola and only one piece for cello the collection dates back to 70's and 80's. Pieces are mixed canadian and european - the Luthier has passed. We would like to sell as a lot however would consider selling in bundles the list of what we currently have. Violin tonewood - $25 each solid pieces - 175 joined - 135 carved violin plates - $25 ea 1/2 pieces - 30 Viola tonewood : 30 pieces $30 each Cello - 1 piece and 4 bridges - $100.00 Scrolls : 20 roughed in and 20 refined - $20 each 3 neck blocks - make me an offer - as seen in the pics Ribs - many many ribs in a variety of lengths - please inquire as I am not sure how many you would want for violin they range from 4" - 12" (over 600 pieces) for cello they are 5" wide and range from 14-24" about 25 pieces dozens of assembly spools(handmade) - would consider an offer Moulds - I currently have about 6 different ones as seen in the pictures - $50 each Please send me notes with your inquiries - I will consider all reasonable offers on pieces as well as the lot - we will adjust the pricing for purchase of the entire lot - please inquire!!! shipping presents challenges - however i am open to appointment times and will gladly help you load!! We are located in Windsor Ontario Canada thank you!
  7. Parting with a one piece cello back, european maple. Bought this 10+ years ago from traditional tone woods in Austria, and it bears the stamp of this business. Air-dried, ready to use. Beautiful blister figure, slab cut, plenty of width and thickness for any model. No checks or sketchiness. No longer available. $1000 + ship. Have a few others as well that I might be willing to sell. sanzoneguitars@gmail.com
  8. Hello makers, The time has come for me to thin my herd a little. I have for sale some very fine red maple cut between 1993 and 2003. The photo shows a pretty good representation of what I have. There is more. In some cases I have more pieces from the same tree. Most of the maple is top grade stuff. I do have a few more economical pieces if anyone is interested. In most cases I have matching ribs and scroll blocks as well. I have some engelman spruce available also. Several violin and viola, and 2 cello. top grade violin/viola maple sets: $150 second grade violin/viola maple sets: $85 violin/viola spruce: $50-$85 cello tops: $150/$400 Please pm me with requests for more pictures or info. grayviolin@hotmail.com thanks, Damon Gray p.s. Shop cat not for sale
  9. Hello to everyone this is De Paoli from Canada I would like to add more photos of tone wood and accessories that we have if there is an interest please let me know as we are moving from our present location over the next month and would like all this wonderful collection to go to luthier's hands! the next few posts will be of pics but if you request something specific i can post many more! thanks again for the interest!
  10. Hello everyone I have some lovely pieces of Cello tonewood they are two piece - some already joined and a couple still in half I have cello ribs a few scrolls bridge finger boards cello mold/frame if anyone's interested please let me know!n thanks!
  11. I got some nice big viola size spruce (500mm) , It is in very nice wedges and the grain seems to be just about perfectly quartered. It is stamped 2013 so it is a bit new to use on anything but I was going to put it away in my hope chest/wood scholarship closet for a few years. Should it be sawn in two so it will season faster or should I just leave it alone. It is european wood if that matters. How new is too new? The spruce is really something, you can run your hands over the edges and the stuff just sings when you hold your ear to it. It smells so lovely and clean. OK, I'm a nut case :-) I I was thinking that I would need to find someone with a large bandsaw with a re-sawing blade or can it be done by hand (not by me!) DLB
  12. I have a bunch of Engelmann Spruce which is cut and split into sizes suitable for double bass. This is master grade wood cut from a tree killed in the "Blackwell Fire" in central Idaho in 1994. This wood was cut into 52" rounds and then split into quarter and eighth segments which measure 52" X 12"-17". The log has a density of .33-.34 and the moisture content is 7-9% with straight, even winter grain lines. I have about 30 tops, maybe more. Available individually or potentially as whole. If someone wanted all of them I'd guess the whole load would be about 1500-2000 lbs. Individual tops can be shipped via USPS but if someone wanted much more than a few tops he/she would have to either bring a truck to Idaho or arrange freight. The third to last photo is of about one third of the total amount of wood available. Individual bass tops are $400-$500 ( there is some variation of quality within the log). Cello and violin pieces are also available. Price for the whole load can be negotiated.
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