I have always been enchanted by the whalebone purfling in antique instruments. Many Dutch makers used whalebone, as well as Antonio Gragnani. Why not use whalebone now? The problem is that the sale…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Nate Tabor Oct 23, 2010.
I am thinking of building a viola pomposa, now currently selecting the wood. Does anyone out there know where I can get custom-made pegs, and fittings for this? My supplier in Germany has none. Also,…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Nate Tabor Mar 29, 2010.
Below one can still see some of the beautiful, old patina of the wood. This will be removed with the small planes and gouge during the final graduation of the plate. I must say, I am rather sad to remove all of the old traces of the wood, but it must be done. This violin is bult without a form... the edgework and…
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I finally finsihed the "Anna" violin! This instrument sat for about one year soaking up the sunlight and bright, clear air in its half finished form. I waited quite a while to do the final graduations.
The violin bears my brand, as well as a dedication to the pianist Anna Vinnitskaya, whose playing was often in the background during the construction of this violin. It is the last violin I will make, unless some unforseen force enters…Continue
Posted on October 19, 2010 at 3:30am — 3 Comments