These instruments are traditionally made from 3 types of wood: spruce, maple, and ebony, the wood for making violins,viola’s and cellos must be dried for at least five years.
The top plate is always made out of spruce because from all of the types of regular woods spruce is the most resonant and hard enough that it can withstand all of the needed pressure. On the sides, the lower plate, and the scroll, maple wood is used.
Maple wood has the most resonance of all hardwoods. The fingerboard is made of ebony wood because it is very durable and can withstand the pressure from your fingers and the instruments vibration. The arching and thicknesses of the instruments plates are created using chisels and small planes, then adjusted and perfected with the help of a scraper and sandpaper.
Varnish is applied on the instrument using a paint brush and a paint spray. The color of the varnish is achieved using aniline pigment dyes and a very clear lacquer that is mixed in the necessary proportions.
The setup of the instrument is an important step because this will determine how comfortable the instrument is to play on, and sound that it produces.
The setup process includes installing the soundpost, bridge, strings, adjusting the height of the strings, and the oval of the bridge. If an instrument is professionally setup, it is very comfortable and easy to play on.
All Tambovskiy Strings violins, violas and cellos are in magnificent playable condition.
Violins, Viola’s, Cello’s
Labeled “Tambovsky strings”
Beginner, advanced, intermediate