Made in 2000 by John Silakowski, this 5-String (hi-lo: eadgc) is my main acoustic fiddle. The body is a Guaneri copy enlarged about 1/4″. The top is made of Alaskan Sitka Spruce and the back is of European Maple. The finish is an oil/varnish mixture. The label reads “No. 3007-22-5,” meaning it is Silakowski’s 22nd 5-string of a total 73 fiddles at the time.