Gamba Family Violin family Restorings Atelier

Now you have to adapt the ribs to both the sides of the neck.
This step take a lot of time, and I am shure that the old masters had a system more intelligent than mount and dismount one thousand times like I did.

In the upper images you can see the gluing of the neck to the ribs.
I fixed all on the "fausse fond" with clamps, and used the electrical purfling bender and an air drier to speed up the gluing time.
The use of the hot iron, well descripted in the old treatises, is essential to this operation; you can find more explications in the "Tools" section.