This form does not yet contain any fields.
    « DNA An early Strad Scroll | Main | Cappa violin »
    Wednesday
    Aug312011

    Channel over the f wing

    I have always thought about a very light scoop on the f hole wing of Stradivari's violins.  The next two photos are details of early Strads, the first photo is a Nicola Amati.

    After listening to last year's Joe Curtin's lecture about how much the wing of a violin move and affect sound looking at these photos makes me want to carve more wood there where the fluting begins.

    This image is from the pristine Messia.  Look at how different is the channel on the purfling from the decorated Strad below.  I particularly like the image below because the varnish looks "fat" with the surface texture very close to the original.

    PrintView Printer Friendly Version

    EmailEmail Article to Friend

    Reader Comments (1)

    Hi
    Do you think del Gesu also made pronouced channels like Strad?

    December 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSock Chol

    PostPost a New Comment

    Enter your information below to add a new comment.

    My response is on my own website »
    Author Email (optional):
    Author URL (optional):
    Post:
     
    Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>