THE MAKERS' FORUM
PLATFORM DEDICATED TO THE
MAKING OF CONTEMPORARY INSTRUMENTS AND BOWS
The Makers' Forum hires new Project Manager
Are you an independent and highly motivated person
with a passion for arts entrepreneurship?
If yes, you might want to work with us!
New deadline application: June 20th, 2021
Free virtual event
Canadian Makers meet the Players
Hosted by Dr. Renée-Paule Gauthier, Mind Over Finger
Photography by Jean Fitzgerald
This extremly dense and very hard wood is used to make bows. It grows in Brazil's Atlantic Forest and is recognized as an endangered spieces.
The back, ribs, and neck of an instrument are carved of this fabulous wood. The flamed maple gives this "tiger" look to most of the violin backs.
The top plate of an instrument is made using this wood, which is the first to receive the vibrations caused by the friction of the bow onto the strings. Spruce then acts as a springboard, to transmit these vibrations to the back - they are finally expelled through the f-holes to produce a sound.