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Building the viola
Friday, June 12 2009 12:51

The building of the viola goes fine. I have carved the scroll, and I am about to make the rib garland now. I have been able to get some very interesting maple and spruce coming from Quebec that should give a very interesting viola sound. I have made the head slightly smaller than a standard head to reduce the weight and give a feeling of a light viola even if this is a 16 1/4 inches model. Below you can see some pictures of the scroll and the viola form with it spruce blocks glued to it before being carved. (Click on the image to zoom it).


Viola scroll and mold



Viola scroll