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Cello backs and ribs
Jim Bress posted a topic in The PegboxI've been looking at Cremonese and Venetian celli and I've noticed a pattern where celli with poplar or willow backs have ribs made from pear or beach. I didn't find a lot of examples so maybe these were just a coincidence. My other thought is that while poplar and willow backs work well for celli backs they are not appropriate (structurally?) for ribs. Is this true? I've seen tonewood suppliers of European poplar and I can get Tulip poplar (not from the Populus genus) locally. However, I have no idea where to order European Beech or pear. If needed with willow or poplar for ribs, does anyone know reliable suppliers of beech or pear? Thanks, Jim
Any leads on good Fruitwood and Rosewood Viola Pegs?
Stephen Faulk posted a topic in The PegboxI have a request from a customer to find viola pegs made with woods like Pear, plum and other suitable hard fruit woods. He does not want ebony. He also mentioned he likes Cocobolo and some other rosewoods. I can usually find that. Fruit woods a bit more rare. Open to any suggestions as substitutes for fruit woods. Box wood not too expensive is an option, but I'm hesitant to buy the Chinese Jujube pegs I see...maybe real box wood. There is not room in the budget for custom made pegs unfortunately, but good grade commercial pegs are in order. I will check the usual suspects, but the fruit wood request seems like a thing to ask about. Thanks for any leads.