I’m calling this first fiddle the Six Foot Fiddle because it is best viewed from that distance –

It won’t pass an up-close inspection (there are no bee stings at my purfling corners, the channel could be more graceful and the varnish is still not what I want it to be) but it looks pretty darned good for a first effort!

A purchased boxwood tailpiece with fine tuners and a Berber chinrest complete the outfit. For now the strings are Dominants, but I may change to Helicore Mediums to match the Cheap Chinese Fiddle.