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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

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. 
<p>very nice</p>
<p>Here is the link for a step-by-step guide on violin making. Included are vectorized plans for the Messiah violin.</p><p>www.MakingTheViolin.com</p>
<p>Hi Marika214!</p><p>Can I use some of your images of the violin for my website and link the images to your site please?</p><p>Great instructables by the way...</p>
BEAUTIFUL GUARNERI, GOOD JOB. WHERE YOU FIND OLD WOOD AND THE MOLDS? <br>WOULD YOU POST THE SITE PLEASE ? THANKS
Could I use this technique to make a cello?
nice work
WOW, awesome work!

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