Terry Borman violin maker, violinmaker

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Setup Dimensions
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All measurements are in millimeters

Neck
Violin
Viola
Cello
Thinnest point of neck
17 - 19
18.5 - 19
28 - 29
Thickest point of neck
18.4 - 21
20 - 21
31 - 32
Edge to neck stop
25
26
40

The neck dimensions that I use are generally slightly smaller than other shops.  I have altered these dimensions due to consistent requests from players.


Fingerboard
Violin
Viola
Cello
Length
270
5/6 s.l.
579+
Width at nut
23.3 - 24.5
24 - 25
32
Width at belly
31 - 32
34.5
44.5
Width at end
42 - 43.3
47
62 - 63
Radius
42
37
64
Longitudinal dip
upper string
0.3 - .05
0.5
0.8
lower string
0.5 - 0.75
0.75
1.25
dip measurement dependent on string type         
Thickness of sides
5.5
5.5
7.5 - 8
Fingerboard and neck thickness
17.5 - 19.5
18 - 18.5
28.5 - 30.5
Neck length
128 - 130
148
280
Bevel thickness
.75 - 1
.75 - 1
1 - 1.5

These are basic measurements and for the most part they work well for violin and cello.  For the viola, certain dimensions must be calculated based on the body length of the particular instrument.

Nut
Violin
Viola
Cello
String spacing

16 - 16.5

17
22
String height
.25 - .5
.3 - .5
.5 - .75
Thickness
5.5 - 6
5.5 - 6
9

Saddle
Violin
Viola
Cello
Width
36 - 38
38 - 40
55+
Height
4 - 5.5
4 - 5.5
6 - 9

Soundpost
Violin
Viola
Cello
Diameter
6.3 - 7
6.5 - 7.5
11 - 11.5

My soundposts are usually towards the wider diameter listed.  All posts are made from a tree that I cut personally in Switzerland 20 years ago.  All stock is split and hand worked to final dimensions.


Borman Violins 1221 E. Rodgers Dr., Fayetteville, AR 72701
Shop 479-935-9483 Fax 479-935-9716 Email

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