“Online training is not less valuable than in-person training.”
Nine months ago, this realisation led to my initial idea of creating an online course in violin restoration. I am excited to be able to finally launch my Online Violin Neck Graft Course today. I hope that this course will become a valuable teaching resource for professional violin restorers at any stage of their career, Violin Shops and Schools.
This viola had some unusual and unnatural looking wear patterns as well as some darker over-varnish. Some of those areas required a toning down and other areas needed to be matched to the original varnish, like the lower bout rib shown in the video.
I am always particularly concerned about the gluing surface of the upper block area of the front as well as the immediate area below it as it’s so important for the stability of the neck and elevation.