Last week we talked about custom finishes using hydro dipping or pattern water immersion as a couple of methods for custom graphics other than direct spray painting. Today we will go over the steps used for hydro dipping using paints on the water surface to create a swirl or marble like appearance on the instrument.
Some of the things we forget to overlook when building or parting an instrument together is finish. We spend a great deal getting necks, tuning machines, tremolos/bridges and even pickups, but never try the daunting task of a custom paint finish. The first thought is, “Man its gonna look like crap if I do it myself.”,
We have talking about stringed instruments for some time now, but no article has really talked about violin/cell/viola bows and the types made from all kinds of materials like plastic, wood, or even metal. Today’s article will go into personal insight from Revelle, a orchestral stringed instrument shop dedicated to the art of violin. Straight