Violin Setup


There are no hard rules about neck angles and bridges for any particular time. Historically, there was a great deal of variety in neck angles, bridge, etc. I have identified and designed three typical stages of the violin setup leading up the the modern configuration. That is not to say that any one of these designs was necessarily limited to the time frame that I have given them. In some cases, earlier styles of setups may have persisted and been used in later times on some instruments. It may also be that a style I have identified here was developed earlier than the time I have given to it. These styles are only to serve as an aid to help you decide what type of setup you should have based on the period of music you will be playing.


Renaissance neck angle and bridge shape.

The renaissance setup is typical for 16th, early 17th century,

(1550 - 1620).

Early baroque neck angle and bridge shape.

This setup is typical for the 17th century,

(1620 - 1670)

Late baroque neck angle and bridge shape.

This setup is typical for late 17th, early 18th century,

(1670 - 1730).


 

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