jazzpig Posted July 5, 2012 Report Share Posted July 5, 2012 I stumbled onto a website that gives "optimal" weights for violin parts and the completed instrument. They are listed below. My question is: Is this correct ? How much wiggle room does one have ? And what if your top plate is heavier than 'optimal', can you take some weight from somewhere else, or have you just messed up the top ? (Just when I thought that I had the physical measurement side of this, now I have to worry about weight !!! heh heh). Sound post ================ 1 gram Bridge ==================== 2 grams Bass bar ================== 3 grams End pin =================== 2 grams Four fitted pegs ========== 16 grams (4 grams per peg) Fingerboard =============== 67 grams Tailpeice, strings, fine tuner, tailgut======= 26 grams Finished neck ============= 73 grams Garland =================== 57 grams Back plate (unvarnished) == 86 grams Top plate (unvarnished), with bass bar ============ 54 grams Completed instrument without chinrest ========= 400 grams How close is this list to famous/outstanding instruments ??? How close is this list to reality ? If some of you seasoned makers would answer the following: - What component's weights do you "take more seriously" than others ? - Do you try to consistently keep the weight of the parts the same ? Thanks in advance for any comments. -jazzpig Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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