The third violin


This violin was colored with an artist’s oil paint, a technique described by Harry Wake in his book A Luthier’s Scrapbook. After the violin is sealed and primed, two coats of paint are rubbed on by hand and then the violin is finished with several coats of clear varnish. The result is rich and beautiful.











The black of the ebony chin rest, tail piece, and tuning pegs wonderfully complement the red tone of the violin.