Making a del Gesu copy
Making a "copy" of a late del Gesu violin, I always find myself doing hideous things. But, hey, it will look really cool once it's varnished!
Right now, I am copying the 1740 ca "Heifetz". The top left corner of the back is insane- it's straight part of the white purfling strip being one of the "signature features" - a detail that stands out and distinguishes this instrument from all others. The fingerprint in the varnish on the table, which is said to be Heifetz's, is another.