Nelle Doak O'Neill, Luthier


Violin, 'Jack'

Completed, October, 2004


This instrument is modeled after the 'Kreisler del Gesu' violin of 1730. The top is of well aged Englemann spruce; the two-piece back is cut on the quarter and, with the neck and ribs, is of aged, medium flamed Bosnian maple. Coloring is a red madder lake layered between multiple coats of oil terpene varnish over a golden ground, using all natural materials in the manner of the Cremona masters. Fittings are select ebony and boxwood with Swiss pegs and a Hill tailpiece.

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