The Art of Violin Making Part 4: Bringing it All Together with David Finck (Tues to Sat) September 6 - 10, 2022

about this workshop

In this class students will take the separate parts of the instrument that have been made previously: scroll, fingerboard, top, back, and rib structure — and bring it all together into a violin! Students will first remove the ribs from the internal form and glue the top and back to the ribs. Then the fingerboard and nut will be glued to the neck. David will then show how to cut the neck mortise into the body, fit the soundpost, shape, fit, and glue the neck, and make and install the saddle.

Unique Instructor David Finck

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Key Points:
*Use of hot hide glue
*Safely removing the rib assembly from the form
*Gluing up the violin body
*Making and fitting a soundpost
*Shaping the neck
*Fitting the neck to obtain the correct neck projection, overstand, and mensur
*Gluing the neck
*Making and gluing the saddle

Workshop Days: Tuesday to Saturday
Instruction Time: 8:00am – 6:00pm (EST)
Note: During the work week, the shop remains open after 6:00 p.m. for handwork, design, research, catch-up work and socializing.



The Art of Violin Making Part 4: Bringing it All Together with David Finck (Tues to Sat) September 6 - 10, 2022


Availability: Open

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