Terry Borman violin maker, violinmaker

Back view of violin made in 2006 by Terry Borman, violin makerTerry Borman 2006

Setup Dimensions
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All measurements are in millimeters

Neck
Violin
Viola
Cello
Thinnest point of neck
18 - 18.5
18.5 - 19
28 - 29
Thickest point of neck
19.5 - 20
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
23.5 - 24.5
24 - 25
32
Width at end
42 - 43
47
62 - 63
Hollow of sides
.75
.75
1.5
Thickness of fingerboard
7 - 12
7.5 - 14
13 - 20
Radius
42
37
64
Longitudinal dip
upper string
.5
.5
.8
lower string
.75
.75
1.25
Thickness of sides
5.5
5.5
7.5 - 8
Fingerboard and neck thickness
18 - 18.5
18 - 18.5
28.5 - 30.5
Neck length
130
148
280
Bevel thickness
.75 - 1
.75 - 1
1 - 1.5
Width at belly
32
34.5
44.5
Underside rise from belly
.5
.75
1.5 - 2

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

Saddle
Violin
Viola
Cello
Width
36 - 38
38 - 40
55+
Height
4 - 5
4 - 5
6 - 9

Soundpost
Violin
Viola
Cello
Diameter
6 - 6.8
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
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