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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


New viola model
Saturday, April 11 2009 12:59

I am currently making a plan for a new viola model. This viola will be 16-1/4 inch long based on my violin model. This model was itself inspired from the Guarneri and Stainer models.



Medieval viol
Thursday, March 19 2009 11:57

The medieval viol is done. It has been varnished with varnish receipes from the XI or XIIth century. You can click on the picture below to see  more detailed pictures from the gallery

Medieval bowed viol
The medieval viol
Sunday, January 11 2009 13:22
Medieval viol
The medieval viol is almost done. I still need to make the fingerboard, shape the neck, do some finishing, varnish it. Ant then I will be able to the set it up.
Violin sold.
Thursday, December 18 2008 12:29
The violin shown below has been sold. Congratulation to the new owner.

New violin
Wednesday, November 26 2008 15:31
I just finished this violin. Its based on the "Milanollo" from Antonio Stradivari. The top is made of spruce. The back, side and neck is made of maple. The purfling is made of pearwood and maple. Accessories are in ebony. You can see more pictures in my portfolio here. The sound is bright and powerfull, if you would like to try it, please take an appointment.

Vielle building...
Wednesday, November 26 2008 15:25
As you can see below, the making of the vielle is going forward. The back and side is done and the neck is almost finished carving. Next I am going to focus on the top and assemble the whole instrument before setting it up.

Medieval viol

Medieval viol
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