Violin Setup

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Violin Setup

Bring a violin back to life!
Produced by Dan Erlewine, and featuring veteran violin repairman Paul Newson.

"Paul Newson takes us through all the steps of refurbishing a violin that had been stored in an attic for over 50 years. The result is a fine instrument. Paul's a great teacher!" — Dan

The focus of this video
You'll learn how to take a violin from "forgotten in the attic" condition to "ready to play."

Information covered

  • Evaluating the condition of the instrument
  • Planing and finishing the fingerboard
  • Fitting new pegs and drilling the string holes
  • Fitting a new nut
  • Installing a new endpin
  • Fitting a new tailpiece
  • Installing a new tailpiece fastener
  • Making and fitting a new soundpost
  • Carving a perfect bridge from a blank
  • Fitting the bridge to the top
  • Installing the strings
  • Setting the action
  • Installing the chinrest
  • Explanation of the tools necessary for violin setup

80 minutes.

This DVD is not "region-specific," and is intended for worldwide use.

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