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  2. I spent 2 years in Germany in the early eighties and even then my German was very basic. I'm afraid now it is next to zero.
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  4. I am so totally in awe of folks that can do what you do David! DLB
  5. I'm planning for a Del Gesu Kreisler (inspired) violin. The BIG 3 sources (Roger Hargrave, the Library of Congress, and Addie) have provided most of what I think I'll need. All I'm missing are the archings. I don't have access to the Biddulph book or the Strad poster. Can someone help me to the archings?
  6. I would love to learn more about the use of ebony pins in general, i.e. where when and why did makers use pins? How can the presence or absence of pins contribute to understanding the origin of a violin? Are there different characteristic ways of where exactly pins are placed? And what about pins in corners?
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  8. http://nmmusd.org/Collections Well crap, I cannot get the link to work. The Andrea Amati viola in the NMM. The Montagaza is pretty much happening too. This one needs to be done. Just the right size! DLB
  9. In this instance I remain on the side of The Strad. In a declining market why spend unnecessary money? What percentage of subscribers want a poster? How many posters end up in landfill? I like and apprecate the posters too...but even so - I can see the problem...
  10. How are your German language reading skills? There are a few from which it is worth panning for nuggets, many available FOC on the interwebs.
  11. Thank you for guiding me to yet another source of fiddle porn, Ken. Not sure how I missed this one.
  12. It is typical Markneukirchen, that's all. If you like it, play it.
  13. I was asked elsewhere to post here too some photos if the underside of the scroll and the corners and the endpin ribs, so here they are! Scroll: Corners: Endpin:
  14. At Oberlin, we aren't highly joke-judgemental (aside from when we are). All jokes are appreciated, even if we might frown at a joke from time to time, to appear to be more politically correct, or posture to appear smarter and more enlightened than the joke teller, while we're laughing inside.
  15. One could say that the cooking temperature doesn't matter. Or one could say that the cooking temperature matters, if all other variables are the same (which is danged hard to do). But most people cooking pine resin haven't accounted for these other variables. For example, just a little wind across the cooking pine resin will change things in a big way. More air flow can produce the same result in 10 hours that 30 hours of cooking can produce in still air.
  16. On the other hand I am kind of a loon when it comes to these things. It is kind of amazing what bows used to cost back a few decades. There was a bow sale advertisment from a shop in L.A. Tourte bows for $200.00! Where the heck is my time machine and supply of gold bars! DLB
  17. best of luck to you .it would be interesting and hope to see the process along progress.
  18. Me neither. I believe the original explanation was that it was too costly to include them because of shipping. I never found that answer to be plausible.
  19. It's really quite a different instrument. The sultana had no sympathetic strings, rather double courses of bowed strings.
  20. here is old one <-----------------lovely music musician and instruments
  21. The one I linked to certainly had 10 strings and presumably the machine tuners were needed because of the wire strings.
  22. Most of these started life with ten strings. Therefore one in the University of Michigan School of music that was made with six. Colm's now has five, it's head having been replaced with one from a viola. I think the strings were set out like those of an English guitar, in double courses. Perry made several guitars too. I can't imagine that gut strings would have worked, as they'd have been too close and rattled together.
  23. I'm with you on this 100%. Hard to really lose big on something like this especially since you are probably buying for your own enjoyment. I'm just commenting on the unpredictability (at least that's my perception) on how modern American makers are valued at auction, especially ones that are no longer alive.
  24. http://www.pamelasmusic.co.uk/Library/Instruments/unusualviolas.htm There's another Perry(1767) here which looks in quite original condition (apart from the stringing).
  25. The paper list's it's various names as....Sultana, Cither Viol, Salter, Psaltery
  26. Here is one online: http://www.mfa.org/collections/object/cither-viol-50260
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