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Left Handed Violins

Left Handed Violin

•  A left-handed violin is a mirror copy of a right-handed violin.

•  A left-handed violin is held in the right hand and rests on the right shoulder. The bow is held and coordinated with the left hand. 

•  A left-handed instrument is designed and built so from the beginning. Contrary to the general perception, a right-handed violin cannot be converted to a left handed violin by just placing it on the right shoulder. There are a few construction elements that define the violin that is played left-handed:

•  The first element that defines the left handed violin is the bass bar, which is placed under the right leg of the bridge. 

•  The sound post is placed under the left leg of the bridge. 

•  The strings, from the right to left, will be G-D-A-E. Consequently, the position of the peg holes needs to be modified to meet the new order of the strings. 

•  As another consequence of the new order of the strings, the shape of the bridge needs to be adjusted, too. 

•  The last element, and probably the most difficult to be made, is the left-handed violin chin rest. The chin rest for a left-handed violin is an image in the mirror of the chin rest for a right-handed violin, and it is carved to hold the right side of the chin. Scroll down to read more...

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