Students may select, based on experience level, one or two-weeks of instruction to deepen their knowledge in set-up, explore sound adjustments and minor repairs in this hand-on workshop. The fundamentals as taught by Mr. Morris in Set-up, Part I will be reinforced and expanded upon and will include dressing an ebony violin fingerboard and making a new upper nut. In addition to fitting a new sound post, bridge and tailpiece etc., Mr. Wiessmeyer will demonstrate to the class the techniques at the bench required to perform the above mentioned procedures and minor repairs including the proper gluing of seams and basic violin maintenance. Detailed attention is given to sound adjusting and problem solving. You will receive daily one on one guidance and instruction.
Open to students who participated in Basic Set-up I and Tool Use or students with previous repair experience.
Class will meet in person from 9am to 5pm, with additional open workshop hours in the evening.
Materials and Tools
One or two of the following instruments with ebony fingerboards: 4/4 violins, five string violin (preferably never set up). Two sets of fittings per instrument.
Basic toolboxes may be rented from Randy Kellogg. Thanks to the 2016 donation of tools in memory of a past participant, Adrian Teuscher, the Institute has a limited supply of tools to supplement tool box rentals. A complete list of suggested tools and materials along with tool box rental information may be found at https://training.unh.edu/violin