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  1. Flyboy, Thanks as well! Although I can not accomplish the process that you are using, to see what the image you are looking at actually looks like. This violin is for sale at this time on German e-bay. The seller states that he has taken this violin to two different shops, and while the shop owners do not agree on the age or the origin of the violin, they do agree that it is made from pernambuco and that is far earlier than the Second World War. Apparently one thought it was French and the other German. I asked for pictures which he sent, and then asked if he minded if I posted them on a violin chat room, which he did not object to. I was not sure either if it is pernambuco, but I sure can not say that it isn't. I hoped to find some thoughts on the value of pernambuco as a violin wood, and indeed, if this truly is pernambuco. In favor of it being; the seller has a perfect record. Also, he does not seem to be a violin dealer, so this is a bit of a strange story to make up if you are not into violins. Most people do not know there is a wood called pernambuco. As I look at it, I can recalled some flamed pernambuco bows that I have seen that make me think that this could well be pernambuco, just in a larger format than I have seen before. Little did I realize how hard it was going to be to actually post the pictures. While I can see the sides and the back being pernambuco, the scroll and the neck are more of a question. It is not clear where the use of pernambuco might stop. Is the front also pernambuco?? Take a look at that while I try to come up with a way to post the rest of these pictures - probably later tonight. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...699715&rd=1 Best wishes, Marsden
  2. Ernst, Thanks, I will find my alloted web site, and use that approach. I did that once a couple of years ago - I hoped I would never need to do that again! Thanks again, Marsden
  3. AAARRGGHH! What a pain in the behind. These pictures are not really worth the wait, but I would sure like to figure this out!! Anyone have an idea what I am doing wrong here?? I have jpg images that I have received throught e-mail. I have transfered them to my desk top. I click on the browse button where it says to add an attachment and locate and select the image on my desktop. I click the continue button and then, after some time, I am told that it must be a mp3 to upload. Is this correct so far?, and if so what do I do to get to what ever the mp3 requirement is? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Marsden
  4. Justen, Thanks for the tips. When I try to send the image following the identification of it in the browse mode, I get a message that says that my upload must be .mp3?? I tried just changing the .jpg to .mp3, and did not receive the message, but also saw no picture appear.. This is like identifying violins, no logic, just experience! I think I will go play some and come back to this later. Thanks again. Marsden
  5. One more time! Another day maybe...
  6. So, I think I have figured this out..?? I guess not
  7. Manfio, Your point about the weight sounds logical. I have some pictures in jpeg of a violin that is supposed to be made of Pernambuco prior to the Second World War. If someone could tell me how to post them, I think you might find them interesting. If it is Pernambuco, it is not bad looking. Marsden
  8. HenriG, Otto Schulmann states that "most" of Alexander Gagliano's violins have one piece backs. Not a very positive indication. Best wishes, Marsden
  9. Thanks fubbi, Seems a rather odd name. I guess it will remain a riddle. Best wishes, Marsden
  10. Any thoughts, + or -, on the use of pernambuco for the body of a violin? Marsden
  11. Anyone know of this maker and his work? Label indicates he worked in Chicago in the 20's. Marsden
  12. Bud, Not that this is a direct comparison, but I thought you might find it interesting until someone gives you a comparison here in the States. http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewIt...;category=10180 Figure the Euro at 1.10 to the dollar. Sofort kaufen is buy it now. Marsden
  13. fiddlefaddle, A rehair in Detroit cost about $45. Best wishes, Marsden
  14. Steiner, Enjoyed your web page. Welcome to the forum. Would you know approximately how many violins Steiner made, and how many of his original violins are known today? I had heard some figures, but based on your material, I was pretty off base. Thanks, Marsden
  15. Marsden

    Dutch Violin

    Flyboy, I also find it hard at times to be sure what these terms exactly are, however, I have some images in my mind. Not being good at creating and transferring images on the computer screen, I will try some definitions. These might be easier for those that are busy to correct, than for them to do it all from scratch. I am not assuming these are correct, I just hope some of those that have made this a great thread will hone them. I do hope that some of them are close. Head - The entirety of the pegbox and the scroll. (Based on the picture below, is the "head" just the scroll?) Throat - The section between the pegbox and the start of the scroll. (Again, based on below, is the throat the wood area between the end of the pegbox and the scroll, or is it open air space between the pegbox and the scroll?) Fluting - Areas of carving that creates a rolled or rolling surface. Volute - Any of the turns of the spiral, or the spiral as a whole. Chamfer - This is the treatment of edges, in general it is an angling of an edge at 45 degrees, so that on a 90 degree corner, once chamfered would go from the flat surface to a 45 then flat and a second 45 to complete the (in total) 90 degree corner. Forehead or Comb - no clue I get the impression that this may be the portion of the scroll that would touch the table if the violin was placed on a table string side down..??? (Again based on the picture below, is the comb the top of the scroll when the violin is hanging from the scroll or the top of the scroll when the violin is flat on a table?) Eye - The center point of the spiral from which the first volute initiates. Ear - I think this is the protrusion of the eye of the scroll when looked at from the front of the violin. My appreciation to all for a great thread. Marsden
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