as violinists, what are some of the questions for luthiers that you never had a chance to ask? too shy, too busy?
as a starter, here is one: on F holes...
does each luthier have a template for each style, or is it done by feel on each violin? ( have seen some older master's evolve with time, thus confused)
when cutting the hole, does the knife cut exactly on the outline of the final form or a bit inside to allow some filing? does it matter to approach it from the inside surface or outside surface? and to top it off,,, does the shape of the F holes affect sound (i assume a teeny weeny one in size may affect sound)? thanks and have fun:)
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