Violin inspired by - and measurements as - the "Plowden"
by Giuseppe "del Gesu" Guarneri, 1735
Construction period: January 5, 2013 to May 24, 2017 (1600 days)
The materials for this instrument are of somewhat random provenance. The top is made of alpine spruce from Antholz Obertal (Anterselva) in Süd-Tirol (Bachmann/2007), bottom from Bosnian maple, the ribs from Hornaas Music in Storgata (thanks to Sevald Bismo who lend me the key to the attic) and the neck is maple bougth from Timaios and Anne at Vinstra. Fingerboard by Indian ebony (CITES).
Other curiosities: The body and neck was stained (before varnishing) with salt water from the Varangerfjord in Finnmark, close to the Russian border. The label on tissue paper signed with split pen and the words "Non ero, ero, io non sono" (Ich war nicht, ich war, ich am nicht).
Currently the violin is strung up with D'Addario Helicore for a clear and warm tone.

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