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

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

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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/
Chet Bishop
Violin-family instruments
Forest Grove, Oregon

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Randolph Rhett
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Re: Most recent 5-string fiddle in the works...sealer coat only

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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

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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.

Chet Bishop
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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.)
:-)
Chet Bishop
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Forest Grove, Oregon

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