Fingerboard and Purfling
Andrew made the purfling (the inlaid black and white strips on top and back of the violin) out of Box Elder wood cut by Mike Center, a member of the Sonoma County Woodworkers Association. The black strips were dyed using acorns and rusty nails found in Andrew’s back yard.
The fingerboard was made from a Pacific Madrone tree that was killed in the Tubbs Fire of 2017 The madrone wood was harvested and milled by Jess Running of JL Palo Urbano.
Andrew Carruthers graduated from the WelshSchool of Vioilin Making and Repair in 1990, His violinmaking studio is in Santa Rosa, California.