Torleiv Frøysaa, 1931

This fiddle needed very typical work:

New bridge and sound post.

New bone nut.  

Added understring guides to the peg box.  Because of the
geometry of the peg box, this fiddle needed two
understring guides to keep the understrings from resting on
the other strings and pegs.  

Shortened the string hooks.  I used one of my
special-made fine tuners, which mounts through a tiny
hole in the tail piece.  It weights no more than one of the
standard fine tuners.

Worked over the fingerboard.  Replaced missing bone dots,
and filled in worn spots.  



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The fiddle as brought to me.  
The bridge was nicely made,
but had been propped to be
higher.
New nut and understring guides.
New bridge.  Hooks on tail piece
were shortened. Special fine tuner.
Replaced numerous bone dots,
and filled in worn spots.