The final assembly came out very good. The violin 2 passed thru my expectation with respect to sound and strength. I am happy how it came out. The sound is perfect and high enough. The vibration of the plates including the bottom is remarkably balanced. I can fell the effect of the bridge prolong vibrations.
The last phase came up with the gluing of the bottom plate, the fretboard, and the fixing of the tailpiece. I made the bridge accordingly using a special medium hard wood.
In order for me to cut the design, I file one of the coping saw blades to reduce the width. I manually file and sand to shape the right design and thickness to it. Patience was the all the expense I have. Several trial pieces were wasted just to do this bridge. However, if you want to buy… it is expensive.
So here are to pictures of the two violins:
Since these two are family heritage, I hope my father (out there) would be happy seeing how these instruments were restored. May this be a contribution to the next generation what my father left to us.
On the violins’ restoration… I had learnt a lot of new techniques and skill in making or restoring violins. I appreciate much those who had helped me during in terms of comment. You are part of my inspiration too.
Thanks. But this is not the end yet. I have the banduria and octavina to still ongoing restoration.
I would like to ask everyone who reads this restoration…. Will it be okay to post this as project as it is only repaired and restored… not my own? If yes, then I will post it.