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Following is a basic outline of the construction of a violin in the manner of the old masters. 

Step 1: Obtain Aged Wood

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Maple wood is typically used for the violin's back, ribs, and neck.

Spruce wood is used for the top or belly of the violin. Spruce is preferable for the top of the violin because it's a softer wood, so it vibrates more easily. 

Wood should be aged by at least five years, but the greater the better. 20 years of aging is the most preferable, but that wood is more expensive. 
 
RolandoW12 months ago

very nice

VojtěchB3 months ago

Here is the link for a step-by-step guide on violin making. Included are vectorized plans for the Messiah violin.

www.MakingTheViolin.com

TasfiaS11 months ago

Hi Marika214!

Can I use some of your images of the violin for my website and link the images to your site please?

Great instructables by the way...

RAULRO2 years ago
BEAUTIFUL GUARNERI, GOOD JOB. WHERE YOU FIND OLD WOOD AND THE MOLDS?
WOULD YOU POST THE SITE PLEASE ? THANKS
Could I use this technique to make a cello?
nice work
rimar20002 years ago
WOW, awesome work!