Fivestring violins No's:112 & 113
These violins are now varnished, next is fitting up and sound adjustments.
First image show the preparation for fronts, backs, ribs and scrolls for two five string violins. I prepare both as far as inlaying
the purfling then I work on the individual instrument until it is finished in the white.
When ever I can get time I do a bit on cello number 100 which will be a decorated Cello to mark the number one hundred.
This cello is now ready for varnishing.
The decorated Cello Scroll No:100 has a split neck for strength, decorated with double black purfling lines
through the centre. An Ebony neck skunk stripe is inserted.
Floral leaf carved at the neck root and pegbox cheeks. Also it is reinforced with a 10m.m. birch ply through the neck root.
The ribs are made and have an inlay which repeats all the way around.
The two piece maple back has my usual J.B. Dublin stamp and the Irish word "Céad" meaning one hundred. This is inside a
Fern wreath. The Irish harp lower down and the Dublin City emblem represented by the three burning castles. Also in the four
Corners are a small shamrock.
The last image is the five string violins varnished Home Shop