Jim Clinton Violins Greenville, SC

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Scrape…scrape…scrape

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This viola tailpiece is going on a diet. Tailpiece weight loss (via carving and scraping) can contribute to improved tone and response

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Violin edges in progress

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Close attention to direction while in the area.

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Inserting purfling on the violin top

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Got to see @johnnyg2703 Johnny Gandelsman at @horizonrecords  Horizon Records yesterday. Thanks to @scbach , Gene Berger and friends. I particularly enjoyed his sensitive interpretations. Here, he is taking requests for his final piece.

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The violin top has been rough arched. It is time to set the edge thicknesses and prepare for inlaying the purfling

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Outlining the violin top plate from the rib garland #7 #1

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A violin should be a work of art on the inside, even in places most people never see

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Violin ribs are glued to a point at the corner block in an old world manner using string and a custom fit form to hold it in place.

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