|Dimensions||36 × 14 × 10 in|
Fiddles are constructed with hand tools and wood Mike harvests in North Carolina and Virginia. For the top, also known as the belly of the instrument, that wood is red spruce (Picea rubens) or Adirondack spruce. He cuts red spruce trees from high elevation (4000+ feet above sea level) for the tight and even grain from slow growing trees. The back, sides and neck are cut from red maple wood (Acer rubrum), all harvested from North Carolina. He selects wood based on density, speed of sound through the wood and the appearance of the wood like unusual shapes or patterns in the wood. Those features are sometimes called curly, fiddleback or wavy grain wood. Mike makes his own oil varnish for his fiddles and sets up the instrument with strings based on the player’s style and preference. “FROM THE FOREST TO THE FIDDLE” every step of constructing an instrument has his fingerprint on it. As each player has their own music style, each fiddle has its own unique voice.
Mike donates 20 percent of the purchase price of his fiddles to charities helping the needy and hungry such as A Blessing, Inc. soup kitchen.
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