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Hello

 

This is my firs instrument: a viola. (2012)

 

 

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Then made another viola and more late ... I threw to the violin making

 

 

This is my first violin (2013)

 

Now I am working in a violin and a viola, both without top plate, waiting the wood some day arrive.

 

Good bye

Tango

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Since the first violin like in my orchestra, a colleague asked me to have one. This is my first request. 

There are still a couple of coats of varnish.

 

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Hello I´m again

 

This is my second violin. Sorry the poor kind of photos but it is all I can post for the moment.
All critics are welcome
 

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:) It looks very nice. Did you find it a lot easier to make this one now that you have more experience?

And...always important...how does it sound?

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Hello Rue

 

Did you find it a lot easier to make this one now that you have more experience?

Yes indeed. I first made two violas and a violín and if you could see these previous works you would notice how step by step some thing were getting better.

In my present work (violin #3, not this I am posting ) corners were made copying the Davide Sora video which helped me a lot. It was the first time I found out a way to achieve a good result.
 
I tested the violin in my orquestra and my colleagues were surprised and two commissioned me a one more. But they are good friends... you know. :D
Please don´t feel me as a braggart I don´t think that I made a "great" violin. this is only a good violin for an orquestra professional musician in Buenos Aires, and at a low price.
 
I made a more serious test  last night with a very important violinist and collector here in Bs As who made me an important feedback with virtues and defects telling me that the violin is well.
Well I feel good,
 
Regards
Tango

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Congrats! If the professional violinists like it :wub:- you are doing very very well! Be proud! :)

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Hi all, this is my last work.

The top is Sitka with some curled grain. No Spruce here for the moment so that Sitka was the only available top tonewood.

Luckily, at this time I received some wood from USA and the next will be better. I hope... :(

 

Regards

Tango

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Hi Rue

 

Yes but isn´t better than previous.

The best is the second, then the first and last this one.

The first and third violins I made have a some nasal sound but focused. The second very few nasal and I like more.

 

This violin is responsive and loud enough like good standard violins, no more.

 


I worked a lot to achieve a good sound making two soundpost and two bridges. Finally a professional luthier (friend) took a very old wood from a shelve and made a new soundpost and the violin began to work well.

Then said: "I  supposed your wood was very fresh" (God save my friend ha ha)


 

 

¿Is there any relation between "nasal" and "focused"? 

I am feeling so but I may be wrong.

I don´t like some nasal sound when I play but when I hear from a distance... the sensation change (better).

 

 

I think the sitka top plate work different from spruce.

This week I will go to test in a theatre. I tested playing at home but need to hear from some far distance.

 

Thanks all 

Regards

Tango

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Let us know how it sounds in a theatre!

 

Focused = concentrated, generally a good quality.

 

Nasal = it's that 'stuffed up nose' sound.  Not good.

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I know what you're getting at...but I don't know enough to add anything more of value!  Sorry! :ph34r:

 

But it sounds very well!  So if that's what you are after...go for it! :)

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Let us know how it sounds in a theatre!

 

Focused = concentrated, generally a good quality.

 

Nasal = it's that 'stuffed up nose' sound.  Not good.

 

Hi Rue
 
I tested the violin not in a theatre but in a big rehearsal hall.
The violin changed a lot . The third string that had a bit inner sound are sticking his head out slowly and now all strings are more matched (not enough).
For the moment I must (I guess) play it without changes and in a couple of month of playing surely will make some service (new bridge).
 
Regards
Tango

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Thanks for the update!  And keep updating us!  I'm really interested in the progress - and to see what changes have the best results!

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