Started Viola #2 Commission

I recently received a commission to build another viola from someone who very much liked the 1st one I made and wanted one like it.  That one was based on an 1830 Guadagnini and the record of that build can be found here.

I visited Steffen Nowak again in Bristol to select the wood.  His selection was a little limited due to Covid but still had some lovely figured sets to choose from.  This what I ended up with.  Well seasoned Bosnian maple from 2011 and Alpine spruce from 1992.

I am keeping the design the same but the build process for #2 is recorded below.

 

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