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Pete’s Fiddle: Lining

Petes-fiddle-lining in the workshop of Ilja Grawert & son master violin maker and luthier in Brisbane Australia The Gap and North Queensland

The lining on a bowed stringed instrument is a bent piece of wood, usually willow or spruce, which is glued to the top and bottom of the ribs to reinforce the ribs and create a larger glueing surface for the plates. Here is a short video clip of the process.

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