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Wow Tommmy!... Great looking varnish job!!...would love to hear this fiddle ring...are you satisfied with this one at this point? any issues? Stunning fiddle. Congrats!!!

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On 6/21/2019 at 3:55 PM, lpr5184 said:

Wow Tommmy!... Great looking varnish job!!...would love to hear this fiddle ring...are you satisfied with this one at this point? any issues? Stunning fiddle. Congrats!!!

Thanks for the kind words E.  I hope to get a recording of a talented player soon.  I am mostly satisfied.  A few cosmetic issues that I would like to improve.  It sounds balanced and responds well.  Stay tuned (hopefully).

On 6/21/2019 at 8:00 PM, Rue said:

Awesome!

Thanks Rue!

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This is way cool! I like the varnish color. After this endeavor you must be proficient in pegs, nuts and bridges! Unlike the violin family I bet it was not easy to find all of the setup info.

If you don't mind me asking, how did you achieve the color of your varnish. From an earlier post I guess you are using the Robeson varnish system (balsam ground).

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1 hour ago, scordatura said:

This is way cool! I like the varnish color. After this endeavor you must be proficient in pegs, nuts and bridges! Unlike the violin family I bet it was not easy to find all of the setup info.

If you don't mind me asking, how did you achieve the color of your varnish. From an earlier post I guess you are using the Robeson varnish system (balsam ground).

Wow, the bone nuts!  I've done many bone nuts and saddles for guitar but these in particular were a lot of work.  Five in total.  I really wanted the bone aesthetic, bone is historically accurate, and bone is a little more "slippery" than ebony, which I thought could improve tune-ability on a notoriously hard to tune instrument (scordatura :blink:!).  Information about every aspect of the instrument was hard to find!  I scoured every corner of the internet to make this.  But i've wanted to make one for so long.  I'm happy it's done.  I'm considering another, improving on some things that I learned.  Set up, for me, was a bear.

I am using Joe's varnish.  I'm mostly pleased with my varnish job ( all a reflection of my skills, not Joe's varnish).  It's a matter of sheen and the rubbing out.  I have a lot to learn but objectively, it still looks nice.

1 hour ago, Urban Luthier said:

Simply stunning! 

Thank you UL!

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