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labraid
Dec-07-2018, 8:44am
Hello everyone,

Feeling nostalgic today for the old pre-social-media days. Here is a new Flat-back German model just completed. Hope the attachments come through alright. I have also posted this at my website, where I have rebirthed the "What's New" section on the home page. Have a great day!

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Brian
labraid.ca

bbcee
Dec-07-2018, 9:45am
Wow, that is a beaut. That back is almost three-dimensional, and such a perfect color.

Are the rosette and the headstock design both chip carved?

Thank you for sharing this delight.

LongBlackVeil
Dec-07-2018, 10:04am
Really like this one. Great photography too

DavidKOS
Dec-07-2018, 11:01am
Nice job - and it has enough frets, too!

DougC
Dec-07-2018, 12:20pm
Is that a MAPLE (Acer) bridge?

You may remember my visit as the guy who made a 'travel violin'.



All the best from Minneapolis.

labraid
Dec-10-2018, 10:00am
Yeah, so this is in fact a variation of chip carving, but scroll sawing comes first. It's a multi-step process, but the carving gets it catching that light like I like it. The bridge is a composite of bone and afzelia burl. The bone runs like an I-beam, with a shelf cutout for the bone saddle. Cheers!

tom.gibson
Dec-11-2018, 7:23am
Very beautiful. The headstock and rosette details are exquisite.

Out of interest, do you find any difference in sound between your bowl and flat-back Germans?

JEStanek
Dec-11-2018, 9:12am
Beautiful, Brian.

Jamie