Thursday, January 19, 2012

Quickly hewed pegbox

In the shop today, I was setting-up a ca. 1900 factory fiddle, with the usual integral bass-bar and no corner blocks, for a customer. While fitting pegs, I noticed this one had quite a rough gouged bottom to its pegbox as well.

Here's a closer view, at slightly different lighting.

Thought it was an interesting comparison to a more recent factory fiddle with its milled pegbox. Quick work with a gouge vs. quick work with a milling machine.

The blog post on this milled pegbox is here.

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