#3 Violin completed.

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Kevin Sjostrand
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#3 Violin completed.

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So I began this violin earlier this year and had it strung up in the white all summer. Late September I tore it down and began the finish process. After a couple tries I got the oil varnish the color I was looking for and put the last coats on about 3 weeks ago. Over the last 3 days I flat sanded and hand polished the finish.

Today I put it back together. I noticed later I forgot to cut the tuning pegs flush with the peg box. I'll do that tomorrow or later.

This is flamed maple back, sides and neck. European spruce top. 4/4 size. Made for my granddaughter who just turned 9 4 weeks ago. She will receive it next year in April I think.

I have wood for a couple more but don't know when the next one will happen....maybe a good winter project??

Thanks for looking.

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Re: #3 Violin completed.

Post by MaineGeezer »

That is lovely. How does it sound?

Last week we had a classical violinist staying with us for a few days while she collaborated on some music with a local string quartet. Her violin is over 300 years old. I kept wondering how a violin I might build would compare to hers. Probably not very favorably! It got me thinking about building one though. You've set a high bar to aspire to.
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Post by krrtlr1 »

Beautiful. What an amazing legacy you are passing to your grandchildren.
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