Violins with their first sealer coats applied. Color coats will now begin.
Four final varnished 16 1/2″ violas await the polishing-out process.
Four violas and five violins with their final color coats. Also, a few family members are hanging below.
The same instrument as above showing the one-piece back.
Again, the same instrument as above showing the one-piece back with a closer view.
A closer view of a Strad model, ebony heel button detail.
A violin front view with the final color coat applied. Final polishing is completed and the instrument will now undergo final set-up and adjustments. Fingerboard glued on, pegs cut, bridge and sound post cut, neck stained and polished,final set-up, stringing-up and testing.
Violins with their final color coats applied. The rubbing-out process will finish this multi-layered process.