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Thanks Rue! I finished this viola on November 2018 but made the photos just now, 16.3" (41.5 cms.) viola "ALLEMANDE". 

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Thanks for your kind words Michael an Fox! Time for making my smallest model, a 15.5 (39.6 cm.) viola, I named it "La Piccina".

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Nice work man!

I have one question.

Your top arching seems to be quite flat in the middle on most of your violas.

I imagine that there is some kind of strategy behind this, obviously.

Do the bridge feet end up being very flat, as well?

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21 hours ago, Nick Allen said:

Nice work man!

I have one question.

Your top arching seems to be quite flat in the middle on most of your violas.

I imagine that there is some kind of strategy behind this, obviously.

Do the bridge feet end up being very flat, as well?

Same thing, very nice work. 

I tend to see a rectangle on your belly arch. It looks deliberate but I’m curious as to why. 

I really like that corner though, and your wood choice 

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On 5/22/2019 at 7:57 AM, Anthony Panke said:

Same thing, very nice work. 

I tend to see a rectangle on your belly arch. It looks deliberate but I’m curious as to why. 

I really like that corner though, and your wood choice 

Yep, there is a rectangle there and it is deliberate.

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26 minutes ago, Anthony Panke said:

What is your reasoning behind the rectangle. I have no doubt it sounds good though 

Creating a wide and long vibrating area to help the basses.

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Stunning wood! You’re not the only one with a soft spot for slab cut backs. 

Nice highlighting of the flames, how did you achieve that?

Are the outlines your own?

 

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On 6/2/2019 at 2:25 AM, MANFIO said:

Viola "La Piccina", 15.5 (39.6 cms.), varnishing. 61646861_10205798313393073_622958953442662259718_10205798318753207_8787598822437Image may contain: outdoor61788101_10205798318433199_448466769499761998176_10205798319473225_906236906314061828945_10205798320833259_593148761832661606552_10205798319673230_4090402410327

 

 

Very authentic and beautiful work as always, Manfio! Is this plaster of Paris over the ground?

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On 6/2/2019 at 6:46 AM, Anthony Panke said:

Stunning wood! You’re not the only one with a soft spot for slab cut backs. 

Nice highlighting of the flames, how did you achieve that?

Are the outlines your own?

 

Thanks Anthony! Slab cut is good for viola backs, for the sound, I think. I do work on the flames to enhance them, I will PM you. Yes, personal model, wide, to hepl the basses.

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