Fingerprint Varnish.

This fiddle has a cool fingerprinted varnish. The gradation in the finish is done by layering varnish thickly using your fingers and supplementing with brushing on and polishing off further layers. the upper bout of the back looks like leopard spots. People do some strange things.


Best fake label.

People always ask about and, for some reason, trust their violins label. The truth is they may as well all be like this. Its rare to find one that is 100% factual. and most are utter lies, or half truths. I understand the impulse to cling to a nice easy to read label written in fake latin or italian. but never trust a label. The only important thing is how the fiddle is made.
Anyway..this made me laugh, and inspired me to make my own faked labels.

Luthier jokes are terribly rare and inside.