Workbench Archive: Wood

Building Bridges

Bridges are a very important piece of the the violin family instruments. Bridges allow the vibrations from the strings to be transferred to the large resonating body of the instrument. They also hold the strings away from the fingerboard at the proper height for playing....
Posted by Michael Doran on September 30, 2009

Where I Get My Wood From

Almost all violins are made of maple and spruce. Spruce is used for the front of the instrument because it is light and strong and transmits the vibrations of the strings very well. Maple is used for the back, ribs and neck becauseĀ it is stable, strong and beautiful. For...
Posted by Michael Doran on August 31, 2009