How do I identify a violin maker?
You can find a label inside the (usually) left hand f-hole in the violin. Not all violins have labels, and you may have to blow away the dust and move the violin under the light to see whether yours does. Many labels are fake, but even fake labels might give an idea of who made the violin.
What tools are used to make a violin?
Tools. Most of the tools required for violin making are the same as those used for most types of hand woodworking and carving: planes, chisels, gouges, knives, saws, and scrapers.
What is a valuable violin?
5 letter answer(s) to valuable violin AMATI.
What were old violins made of?
Some very old violins were made with maple fingerboards carrying a veneer of ebony. At the peg end of the fingerboard sits a small ebony or ivory nut, infrequently called the upper saddle, with grooves to position the strings as they lead into the pegbox.
What kind of wood is a violin made out of?
The most commonly used wood species for violin manufacture are spruce, willow, maple, ebony and rosewood. In general, maple is used for back plate, rib, neck and scroll, while spruce is an ideal wood for the front plate of a violin.
How much is an original Stradivarius violin worth?
Antonio Stradivari is widely considered the greatest violin maker of all time, and his instruments sell for as much as $16 million.
What are the best violin makers tools?
Note: Edge tools require honing before use. Ibex Violin Makers Planes are the finest available. Designed by Irving Sloane, they are cast in silicon bronze and feature a convex bottom designed for easy shaping of curved surfaces. The large thumbscrew allows quick and secure adjustment of the chrome vanadium steel blade.
What is the best violin maker plane?
Ibex Violin Makers Planes are the finest available. Designed by Irving Sloane, they are cast in silicon bronze and feature a convex bottom designed for easy shaping of curved surfaces. The large thumbscrew allows quick and secure adjustment of the chrome vanadium steel blade. Bottom curvature is both front to back and side to side.
What advice can I get from the online violin sales store?
Advice from our online violin sales store is given freely on all aspects of violin care and maintenance from bow re-hairs, peg slipping to stopping cracks in your violin.
What is a Lutz plane on a violin?
Lutz brass violin planes are patterned after the traditional German tools used by generations of European luthiers. These polished cast brass tools feature convex soles (arched side to side and back to front) and a fine, high carbon steel blade held firmly in plane by a heavy thumbscrew cap.