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Looking through piles of old ebony fingerboards and other ebony pieces I realized that finding a perfect match is indeed pretty difficult. To make no mistake I first cleaned the frog and polished it with fine micro mesh. Then i polished a small portion of seemingly good matching pieces. There are many different hues of black. Blueish black, brownish black, grayish bkack etc. The type I was looking for had a blueish hue. However, when I found an almost matching piece I saw that the pore structure wouldn't match. With further search I got a piece with finer pores but color was a sort of suboptimal, somehow not dark enough. Finally I decided to select rather by pore structure than color At the same time I wondered if the blueish hue didn't come from wear . Before glueing the piece I tried to find the best orientation to have a similar pore structure . Wondering if someone here has a better recipe to match ebony replacement wood in a frog restoration?
Hi, I received a violin recently to repair with the top plate sanded down. Apparently someone in the family (the family to whom the violin belongs to) thought it would be a good idea to remove the varnish with sandpaper, thus, leaving the top in terrible shape. I've already cleaned the top plate and removed most of the sandpaper marks, so I thought I would ask for advice here so long on getting the color matched to the back and sides. I haven't varnished a dark violin yet, so thought I would ask here first. I also plan on testing everything first on a "test violin" I have available. The violin appears brown, but in light a more reddish color. Any idea which pigments I can try or what varnish to use? I'll add pictures below. Any useful advice would be very helpful. Thank you.