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Index of Violin Making Topics
by David Langsather of Salem, Oregon, USA
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Gallery of violins I have completed...
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Violin Making Wood Choices {11 articles}
On Line Violin Making Book....(82 pages & 345 photos){2003 information}.
Violin Making using Acoustical Approach.
Violins Available...
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Tap Tone Project Directory (2017)
  How to fit a violin bridge...
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Vigdorchik plate tuning method and how it may work.
Effects of sunlight {U.V. Light} on plate frequencies...
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Turning a violin into a Speaker to help break in its tone.
About Me...David Langsather, violin maker
Violin Tryout Room... (or to arrange a visit to my workshop).
How to protect against future plate cracks during construction.
  Using a bridge jack...
Opening up an Instrument, Do's and Don'ts
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  Advantages of the angled grain violin plates...
  Natural frequency variation in wood; how to adjust for it...
   Information on the 1714 Stradivarius violin model I normally use...
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Wood Selection Process...
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Fitting Bridge Feet...
Sound FREQUENCIES Chart... with Formula.(2/2013)
Piano Keyboard photo showing FREQUENCY groupings.
Making a 'perfect' center line joint on violin plates...
Exactly measuring for, cutting, and fitting a sound post...
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Useful tools for adjusting violins...
Sound Pictures: What makes up complicated sounds...
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Sound Post Adjustment...
End Pin Adjustment Articles...
Scroll / FINGERBOARD Agreement...
Sound Hole ("ff") Adjustment...
Acoustically Shaping the NECK...
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Vigdorchik method....part two...
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Sound Frequencies Chart...
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Ultra Violet Light Box Tool: (See bottom or Article...)
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Bass Bar Adjustment (Shaping by acoustic method)...
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Loudness Bowing Test
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Varnish Ground Ideas...
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Violin Acoustical Adjustments...
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Hardwood Music stand
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 Instrument weight; weight of individual parts, Articles.
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Bow tuning...
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Gallery of Instruments I have completed...
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Instruments Available...
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Density of Instrument Making Woods
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Density of Instrument Making Woods
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"Rub Tones, Wood Tones" and wood selection.
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Wood Selection using the "Rub Tone" technique!
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= New information for 2013 (2009 to 2015 update) // Click on Item to Go There...
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  Violin Plate {Guarneri Del Gesu} graduation plans...Circa 2009 to present. (excellent results)
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  Violin Plate {Guarneri Del Gesu} GRADUATION plans...Circa 2009 to present. (excellent results).
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Tap Tone Technology Directory (2017)
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Tap Tone Acoustical Relationships (2013)
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Propolis used as varnish ground (2/2013)..
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Dutch Rush used as Ground before varnish (2/2013).
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Varnish Ground Home Directory Page...
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Violin Top Plate Directory
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Violin Back Plate Directory
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Wood Selection Directory Page. (2013)
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Bridge Articles...
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Articles about the Nut of the Violin.
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...Articles about the Fingerboard
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Articles about the Belly (top plate) of Violin.
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Tail Piece String-Bar Articles.
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Tail Piece Articles.
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Saddle Articles.
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Tail Gut Articles.
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Violin Rib articles.
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Articles about the Top Plate (Belly) of Violin.
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Violin Back Plate Directory
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Varnish Articles.
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Sound Post Articles.
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Articles about the Neck of the Violin.
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Scroll of the Neck.
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Varnish Varnish Removal Tips...
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...Hear some of my violins being played...
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Violin Making Goal Chart: Wood, Tap, and Rub Tone and weight goals...
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Wood Tone Technique (along with Rub Tone Technique) to select Ideal Violin making wood parts! >>Important<<
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Vigdorchik plate tuning method and how it may work.
Vigdorchik method....part two...
Vigdorchik Top and Back Plate Layout Patterns...
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Design Goals of Wood/ Tap / and Rub Tones used in Violin Making...
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Design Goals of Wood/ Tap / and Rub Tones used in Violin Making...
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Design Goals of Wood/ Tap / and Rub Tones used in Violin Making...
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Design Goals of Wood/ Tap / and Rub Tones used in Violin Making...
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FULLER'S Earth in Varnish Ground...