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  1. I was curious if anyone by chance has heard of or has any information on the Italian maker Alberto Cioffi, Napoli from the 1920s-30s... Thanks!
  2. Hi, not sure if we have any Hill bow experts here, but was curious id anyone can recognize who made this one. Thanks!
  3. I have a violin labeled Percy L Dirking made in Chicago in the early 1900s and was wondering if anyone has heard of him or knows his work. Thanks!
  4. It was an opinion from someone else. It’s labeled Gobetti...
  5. Have an interesting violin here, was curious what it might be....
  6. I have one other old violin I was curious if anyone recognizes it. It seems German/Hopf-like to me.....
  7. Early 18th century Austrian? So would be worth restoring now?
  8. Thanks for all the ideas. Here’s a few more pictures:
  9. Hello everyone, An old friend of mine has this old violin labeled Jacobs and sent me these pictures. It sure looks old, but have no idea what it might be and if it is worth restoring.... Thanks for any help with this one!
  10. There’s no major problem, just trying to get the violin sounding its very best and seeing if this would improve it. Originally the violin had a lighter tailpiece and it seemed more responsive, but it was too short for the violin because its a longer model, so I had a custom one made that was longer and fit the violin better. The custom one seems a little on the thick side like a viola tailpiece, the tone seems rich and strong, but maybe could be freer, curious if I had the tailpiece reduced in weight if would help the violin to be a little more responsive.
  11. How about a long-patterned Strad model violin with a deep rich tone?
  12. Hello, I know there are many factors affecting the tone with the tailpiece including length, shape, string spacing, resonance, material, afterlength, tailcord, etc., but I was curious if anyone has had success with a certain weight of the tailpiece to achieve the best resonance of the instrument. Thanks for any thoughts on this.
  13. Thanks you guys! Ill take it in. This is a nice violin I posted about last year trying to identify it that seems to be Hungarian for most people and made with very old wood. Ill take it in and see what the violin shop says and mention some of your recommendations. I dont know what Id do without you
  14. I have a set of Larsen Il Cannone strings on the violin. What is actually happening with the violin? Its only way up high on 3 notes, sounds almost like morse code and like another string sounding, but the other strings are not. Thanks!
  15. This is a violin I recently started playing on. One thing I noticed was that earlier in the day when it was warmer and more humid, the interference was more pronounced than in the evening. Does that point to something? Im going to have the violin checked out. It was recently worked on, seams closed and new setup made so everything should be good. The violin has an extraordinary voice too, so hope whatever this is can be remedied.
  16. Ive never had this happen before. When I play up high on the fingerboard on the E string, high B, C, D, its like there is another note sounding an octave lower. It gets kind of annoying because of the interference. The violin is an older one and Im wondering what is the most likely cause of this. No issues on any other string, usually you'd expect an issue on the G string. Anyone experience this? Suggestions?
  17. Thanks! I had opportunity to play on one of his violins and it was a very impressive sounding instrument so was curious if anyone else had any experiences or know anything about this guy.
  18. Hello, I am just wondering if anyone here has information on the maker H.R. Hanson. I know his instruments are valuable, but cant find any details about his life and work as a luthier other than he worked in New York in the early 1900s and was Norwegian. I would appreciate any feedback regarding this maker or experience with his instruments. Thank you!