Top Plate Wood :
Back Plate Wood :
This page is the directory of Violin Making wood that I have available for instrument making...
...The top plate is made of some variety of Spruce wood; while the ribs, back plate and neck are made of some variety of Maple. The fingerboard and tailpiece are usually made of ebony; although the tailpiece, end pin, and tuning pegs can also be made of boxwood or rosewood.
...If you want to commssion a violin you may select the actual wood you want your instrument to be made of from this available woods list:
...8/2017: I have completely modified how I choose wood for violin making after extensive research as to properties of violin making wood. My selection now limits what woods I will consider using to Wood on the "Wood Tone" scale only and wood as close to # 22 Rub Tone as possible. This limits wood selection to about 20% of my former stock supply!
(Maple back wood selection is below...)