I am retired and want to make a violin
I want to share this great idea! I am exploring taking advantage of these classes to make an instrument for my grandson (or myself!). I wish I lived closer but may try to combine it with a holiday in the warmth of Southern California.
Here is a Youtube about it. -
What a great video to share. Thank you.
I wanted to make my own violin once, even though I'm not quite retired yet. It's hard to get started; there are so many specialised tools and rigs needed that the intial cost is quite high.
Yes I believe everything including the wood is included in this though it is quite a lot of hours .
More power to you. I wish you the very best of luck.
I too have always wanted to make my own violin and F-5 mandolin and already have most of the tools needed, but the huge investment in time to learn this from YouTube videos and violin making books and then thinking that the first few will be poor instruments makes me procrastinate more and stick to just playing music.
Yes, the first few probably wouldn't be very good, any more than my first few mandolins or guitars would be.
Have you thought about taking a class...like the one in the youtube? I think there is a link to the website of the luthier who offers them but shouldn't be hard to find otherwise .....it may be your answer...especially if you already have tools etc and could also work on your own.
I was fortunate enough to be able to retire early so I could concentrate on making violins. I think it's great, although I wouldn't want to be trying to pay the bills with this.
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George, my impression was that this is something Glynn was thinking of doing, and not anything she has done yet.