This is my first post.
What makes a violin have the edge of a F hole on the outside or C bout side sink lower than the surface of the inside F hole edge.
I have seen this predominantly on the original Cremona fiddles and I assumed that it is because they have dried so much during the years, but I have seen this on new high end violins on either the soundpost or other side. Unseasoned woods
Please excuse the lack of question marks, it is not working.
I have been lucky on the four violins that I have owned, the contour follows perfectly.
It really looks ghastly on a new violin.
I really like what you are doing Pierre.
You are inspiring.
I think I understand what you are talking about, and I believe that the difference in height, as it were, is intentional. It's carved that way if you follow me. Now I don't know why, maybe for looks, maybe to affect the sound, someone else with more knowledge may be able to answer that.
Check out this video from the 18:30 mark as a Luthier carves and shapes the F-holes on a viola. It may give you more insight.
Never mind maneuvers, just go straight at them.
I thought I read somewhere that they'll scoop out the edge of the F-hole on that side and make it slightly thinner in that area. It ahs to do with the graduation process in the way they carve the top, the outside should be a bit lower. If I remember reading this correctly it sweetens the high frequency response of the Violin or something like that. It's supposedly very subtle but it's graduated that way on purpose
" I just keep telling myself...."It's all about becoming one with your bow"