So I am looking to start violin #2. I'm looking for some opinions on Tone Wood. Since I'm only making my 2nd Violin is it worth getting top quality or should I stick with something similar to my first violin? Which can be seen in the pictures below and the completed violin in this thread here https://www.violinist.com/discussion/thread.cfm?page=3504
The tone wood from my first violin was from metropolitan music. Top is aged 10 years and back is a slightly flamed (not sure if aged)
As well as, If anyone has some website recommendations for tone wood I would greatly appreciate it.
Martin; Thank you for the input. Maybe I will use his tone wood again for the entire Violin because I am pleased with the quality of the maple back I used.
You're welcome Mathew.
You'd be best asking Maestronet folks, this is where luthiers hangout. If it were me, I would not risk wasting hundreds of hours of work with third grade wood unless we are talking about extreme price difference. I'd buy the best I could find within a reasonnable price range.
I agree with Roger. People can be superficial and pick a violin with beautiful wood over a equally sounding instrument with plain wood. I always assume that luthiers put more effort into the long process making a violin, by using beautiful wood over plain maple back and sides. Maybe the wood inspires them more. It is, in my view, an artistic process after all.
What is the grammatical function of the word "So" at the beginning of, like, your first sentence.
According to the Urban dictionary,
So....I guess I'll just disregard the last 3 post as they have nothing to do with tone wood.
For a second violin, what you have used so far is fine. Generally the higher-priced stuff is based on appearance rather than acoustic potential (which can't really be defined in a way that everyone agrees to).
kiln dried sitka is the worst choice IMHO
Don; Torrefied Sitka Spruce does look interesting and yes the grain does look slightly wider. I'm sure if I was to use this I could get a piece with slightly tighter grain. Well see.. I think i'm going to stick with the supplier "Pahler" for now and see how the second instrument comes out. Maybe on my 4th instrument I will win a Gold as you did. :D
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