The Violin Scroll

To make the violin scroll we need an average of 18 hours of work and great hand skill, changing the size of the gouge as the hedgehog begins to take shape, maintaining a gradual increase in thickness, and then finishing the work with the knife, scrapers and finally with sandpaper, defining in this way the model. It is often thought that the chamfer that surrounds the violin scroll is superfluous, but instead it represents the identifying characteristic of each instrument, determining the style of the violin maker.