|Project by DS||posted 10-22-2011 07:36 AM||1934 views||0 times favorited||15 comments|
The first violin is made with traditional maple and spruce woods in the traditional manner.
The next one was an experiment in the exotic. I must have tapped on a hundred different species of woods before discovering the excellent tone qualities of paduk. It made a real mess out of my shop but the sound is amazing.
The paduk portion of this violin is finished with clear varnish with no added colors or dyes. Its spruce top has a custom mixture of aniline dyes for color matching.
-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251