Melvin Goldsmith Posted December 3, 2009 Report Share Posted December 3, 2009 I made this violin for a friend who wanted a violin based on the Alard del Gesu of 1742 but styled slightly more more to my friend's taste which would require some tidying of the late DG aproach to symetry and toolwork and a new look finish. I made a mold from a symetricalised outline of the Alard back and worked freely from that. The F hole from the bass side of the Alard was used and the scroll was based on the Joseph Filus on the Plowden del Gesu. Most folk will be aware that the majority of my work is antiqued so it was nice to be asked to make a new looking violin for a change. Following the mint condition 'Chardon' pochette I blacked the rib mitres, the button, the scroll chamfer and an internal chamfer on the pegbox. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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