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  1. It reminds me a bit of this instrument. http://orpheon.org/OldSite/Seiten/Instruments/vdg/vdgd_Brescia16thC.htm
  2. It's probably worth posting this video while we're on the topic. You'll need to skip to 2:58. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDGphZaQoSw&t=178
  3. Here's pretty relevant thread. http://www.maestronet.com/forum/index.php?/topic/330125-chappuy/
  4. Another thing you can do is find a working quoted photo link that was posted around the same time as the photo you want to see, then play with the number at the end of the url. It just counts up as photos are added to the site, so you can guess the number. For instance, I started with Peter's post #23, where I got this url: http://www.maestronet.com/forum/index.php?app=core&module=attach&section=attach&attach_rel_module=post&attach_id=30610 Then I decreased the number until I got back to your post. Didn't take too long. http://www.maestronet.com/forum/index.php?app=core&module=attach&section=attach&attach_rel_module=post&attach_id=30609 This could be helpful when the quote trick can't work.
  5. http://www.maestronet.com/forum/index.php?app=core&module=attach&section=attach&attach_rel_module=post&attach_id=30619 http://www.maestronet.com/forum/index.php?app=core&module=attach&section=attach&attach_rel_module=post&attach_id=30620 That number at the end of the url seems to be a sequencial ID by upload date, so if you're looking for photos that were recently uploaded you can guess and check until you get there.
  6. The rings on the endblock run almost parallel with the plates. The original material is the darker wood at the sides. That mess in the middle is the what remains of a shallow patch with a different grain orientation that was mostly removed when the luthier was chiseling the block away. Apparently the block came unglued from the ribs and back during the process, so I was able to keep it. The purfling doesn't always seem to be as good as the rest of the original work on the cello, especially on the back. Here are some details of the purfling. The first is from the top and the second is from the back. Sorry for the grainy quality, they're just cropped from larger photos.
  7. Thanks for giving it a look Jacob. Here's some photos of one of the linings in case that would help anyone.
  8. Thanks Jacob. Here are a few detail shots.
  9. Here's a photo that shows the (?)original endblock that was in my cello. Looks like it had a funny endpin configuration at some point in its life. Does lack of replies mean that nobody's sure what it is, or is it just not a good week for ID threads?
  10. I have this cello, and I'd like to know more about where and when it was made. I've seen the instrument with the top off, and the linings are not let into the corner blocks. The ribs meet in the middle and are flush with the ends of the corners and the fluting on the pegbox stops right at "6 o'clock". From reading over some of the recent fiddle ID threads, that makes me think it is Saxon. But there are some unusual features to the cello. All the original wood in the cello was slab cut, including the top, the bottom block and the linings. Also the original linings are more square in cross section than usual linings, if that makes sense. Rather than extending up the height of the rib for a centimeter or two, they only touch as much of the rib as they do the plates. I can try to take a picture if that would help. I also found this post about scrolls on Selisian violins, which might be applicable to the scroll on this cello, but I'm not sure. http://www.maestronet.com/forum/index.php?/topic/329238-my-ebay-violin/page-4#entry601739 I included the last two photos to show the end of the fluting in the throat of the pegbox and the rib ends. The photo of the ribs is also the most color-accurate photo, the others are too red and not yellow/green enough.
  11. It looks like some unusual attempt at a treble/tenor viol. Hence the frets and the tailpiece attached by a hookbar.
  12. Searching Sotheby's web archives only shows one firmly attributed Deconet that sold before the book was published, which doesn't have any photos, at least online. There is another one, but it was sold a year after the book came out. http://www.sothebys.com/en/search.html#keywords=deconet In order to get it to show all the violins you have to change the date range on the left hand side of the page.
  13. Wilhelm

    Posting pics

    You might find this old thread helpful. Inserting photos in posts
  14. I don't think there are too many viol makers or viol players on this board, but I'm sure you'd get a response if you asked on the Yahoo viola da gamba group. http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/ViolaDaGamba/
  15. A look back at some old posts makes it pretty clear. What Label I Should Put On My Non-labeled Violin?
  16. Would you mind posting a smaller picture of the back?
  17. I'll go out on a limb and say that I think the model looks kind of amatisé.
  18. quote: Originally posted by: mommag Is this a famouse wisdom from Russia? My Russian violin teacher says more or less the same thing. Its good advice to live by. As for my practicing, I find it so much easier to get practice time in during the holidays because I'm a student, I don't have to worry about making a good grade in math, or writting some ridiculous paper for english. Just glourious hours of me and my cello. And then there's college auditions....
  19. This one's a little tame in comparison to those hardanger scrolls, but its still pretty interesting. The most recent opinion on the cello is that it is probably from South Tyrol ca. 1800 although it seems everyone has a different opinion about it.
  20. I think this thread might be useful. For what its worth, my luthier, who has agreed to teach me the basics of violin making while I go to college, afterwhich I'm thinking I'll go to violin making school, keeps trying to convince me to attend his alma mater Cremona. I wont deny that it would be cool to go there, but very unlikely financially unless there's some kind of substantial scholarship for that sort of thing.
  21. I think you mean this thread maybe?
  22. Wilhelm


    At the shop I usually go to, they always give 100% on trade-ins. I once bought a cello bow (US$2500) after about a month and a half of using it, my teacher and I decided that it was too light and was forcing my right arm to work too hard (althought it got a very nice tone out of my cello), so I took it back and the luthier brought out the same case of bows with a few new bows and I picked out a different one. He didn't charge me anything for it, just switched the pricetag off my new bow to the old one.
  23. I would take anything Frizt Reuter has to say with a rather large grain of salt. It might also be worth noting that he has something of a personal vendetta against that "unnamed Chicago violin dealer".
  24. As a cellist, I find maintaining nicely curved fingers on the left hand is essential for precise intonation and clarity on runs, especially in high positions. As a violinist, I find it isnt such a big deal, as it is much easier to accomplish. I don't see any reason why you can't learn to play the violin (or the cello if thats what you want). I don't really have any personal experience with how to cope with being double jointed, but I do have a good friend who is an exelent double bassist who is double jointed, but he has found ways to get around it. (aswell as more than making up for getting a very late start at 14)
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