From July 2020-May of 2021 I am taking part in a year long luthiery apprenticeship in Violin making. I am making two violins. One for myself and one for my wife, and then maybe making more for other folks who are interested. This is the first one “in the white”. Which means before it has been varnished. I have learned so much not only about making a violin but about how violins make themselves. Before it is varnished the violin must be played (or vibrated) to train and transition the wood to resonate correctly. It finds its tone over the time of playing before finish is applied. I will play the instrument for a few months then…finish it off. So here is Violin No 1 in the white.