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Black Walnut 

Posted 2/17/2012 7:40:29 AM

5 string violin

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3 comments on “Black Walnut”

bj Says:
Saturday, February 18, 2012 @6:40:58 PM

Oh, VERY pretty! How's she sound? Is the walnut mellower?
Barry Dudley Says:
Sunday, February 19, 2012 @7:03:07 AM

Walnut is one of the top 3 "alternative" woods I use currently. For me sound is #1 and beauty is second. Walnut is a powerful wood that has great harmonics. A 5 string I made of walnut was also the violin that Bobby Hicks selected so it must have a good sound.
This violin went to Eric Bowles who has played with some big name groups.
I currently have 4, 5 strings on the workbench. Two of the four are walnut.

Thanks for your compliment.
S_Heriger Says:
Saturday, February 25, 2012 @11:10:28 AM

Wow. What a beautiful instrument. I have always loved walnut. My great-great-grandfather was a gunsmith who made longrifles, and his shop was surrounded by walnut trees, and eventually he made all of his stocks out of walnut. I just checked out your website, too. Very nice! Thanks for posting.

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