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Simeon Chambers sold me some very light Aspen and a very light top. These ring nicely. They've been sitting around. He said they'd make a great parlour fiddle. I don't doubt it. But I don't know what fiddle to build! Suggestions? Tempted by a high arch, high recurve design. Outline and size I don't know. I can wing the arching, if I have a vision, using Beard's 2/3:1/2 system and setting the channels appropriately. I just don't have that vision. Neither do I really have a clear picture of a big Strad model or a cute del Gesu or the S red violin . . . Something that sets off cleanly, with a very sweet tone, and not needing to be loud. I'm a bit stumped. Knowing what different arching is going to do doesn't baffle me, but has me pondering. Concepts? Thanks!!!