Nelle Doak O'Neill,
|If you recall, at the beginning of
our "odyssey" we took a look at the raw material that would eventually become our violin . . .
Spruce for the top . . . Maple for the back, ribs, scroll and neck . . . |
Now, you can view the metamorphosis that has taken place . . . actually, it's not a case of "magic" as the word implies, . . . but, as you have seen, the result of many hours of hard, painstaking work, dedication and skill!
|With the top permanently
attached to the ribs, the next step is fitting and gluing the neck into
the mortised block . . .||
. . . the back is temporarily glued in place and with the addition of pegs, bridge and strings, the new instrument is ready for its first playing "in the white . . ."
"The Finishing Touches!"
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