Violin making

Violins have been made in almost the same way for hundreds of years. Well-dried sound wood, chisels, planes, scrapers and knives. Glues with bone or skin glue. Oil and/or spirit lacquer.

On the next page I will tell you only superficially how this construction works. There are many videos and texts available on the internet and in libraries about construction. I concentrate on my specialty, building on frequencies instead of on -tiends of-millimetres.

When the violin is finished with woodwork, strings are added without lacquering. Then I play it myself for a while and adjust the violin until I am satisfied with the sound. The adjustments I make can concern the soundpost, bridge and type of strings, but it can also choose for descending the pitch by scraping back and belly of the violin.

Then I ask violinists (m/f) to play the violin and comment on the sound. After adjustments based on the feedback, I will make the violin ready for painting and lacquering. When testing the sound I use a computer program that analyses sound waves. From this I can see if the violin can reproduce all frequencies (read tones) correctly.