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Is this slab sawn piece of maple fitting for building a violin?

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Is this slab sawn piece of maple fitting for building a violin?

Postby Emir Šemšić » Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:04 pm

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I bought this 4 year old Bosnian maple as I am looking to build a violin. What do you think, can it be used for making a violin back?
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Re: Is this slab sawn piece of maple fitting for building a violin?

Postby David King » Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:33 pm

I don't see why not provided you can get a one-piece back, sides and a neck from it.
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Re: Is this slab sawn piece of maple fitting for building a violin?

Postby Barry Daniels » Thu Jul 21, 2016 7:56 pm

It could be cut up for a more traditionally built violin. But it doesn't have very interesting grain. Is the wood resonant?
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