Welcome in my workshop
Through photographs and videos that you will find in the pages of this blog you can see the work behind the construction of an acoustic bowed instrument made entirely by hand using the internal form, which is the basis of the method used by the ancient Cremonese violin makers.
During handwork the wood gets very beautiful, ephemeral forms, which will be irretrievably lost with the progress of the working that will lead to the finished instrument.
The absence of varnish at this stages offers a greater plasticity, highlighting the fascinating sculptural aspect of wood carving.
A new series of videos on my way of hollowing and thicknessing violin top and back plates.
Here the complete playlist (12 videos) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6kCD4XtaZ4&list=PLaxadm6POX7Hy2CxMIMU5wcOOBxxNsq5r
Purfling channel – Davide Sora
Stradivari’s G form – Davide Sora
Stradivari’s PG form – Davide Sora
Stradivari’s P form – Davide Sora