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Most recent 5-string fiddle in the works...sealer coat only

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Most recent 5-string fiddle in the works...sealer coat only

Postby Chet Bishop » Thu Jun 25, 2015 12:59 pm

This is a five string fiddle made from wood given to me by a friend...no idea of the origin...he just finally decided he was not going to make a fiddle, and asked that I use it to make one...so, here it is. I will post again when it is complete.
http://www.bluefiddles.com/2015/06/late ... -complete/
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Re: Most recent 5-string fiddle in the works...sealer coat only

Postby Randolph Rhett » Thu Jun 25, 2015 1:00 pm

Wow. I love the esthetic. That purfling detail is perfect!
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Re: Most recent 5-string fiddle in the works...sealer coat only

Postby Jason Rodgers » Thu Jun 25, 2015 3:01 pm

Very nice, Chet! Does that top have some extra wood up the center, or is that just a change in grain color?
-Ruining perfectly good wood, one day at a time.
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Re: Most recent 5-string fiddle in the works...sealer coat only

Postby Chet Bishop » Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:18 pm

I have seen such stuff before, and I think it is just the sapwood-- it looks different, and responds differently to varnish. You'd love the back, though-- it had pretty severe runout, so if you tip it one way longitudinally, the treble side is light and the bass dark, but tip it the other way and the colors reverse. (Ah well, the price was right, and it won't affect the tone a bit.)
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