This violin was inspired by the French maker Bodo Vosshenrich. Not knowing any of his actual dimensions, I just replicated the basic outline and then reversed it, thinking there might be some value to having a bit of a cut out on the treble side. The body length is slightly longer than standard, but the string length is standard. The rib height tapers from 38.5mm at the button to 32mm at the neck. This added volume has made for a great sounding C string without affecting the balance of the other strings.
The back, sides, and neck were carved from quilted big leaf maple and the top made from a high altitude englemann spruce. The scroll was carved with my own single turn Florentine design that was highlighted with copper foil on the edges. The back of the scroll and heel were carved and highlighted with gold and copper foil.
The finger board and tail piece were hand carved out of Bois de Rose, a rare Madagascar Rosewood. The nut and saddle are ivory.
This violin is fitted with Wittner fine tune pegs and D’Adario Helicore strings.