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  1. Also, find a shit chisel of the appropriate size and roll a burr, as with a scraper, and use as a pull scraper to clean up the bottom corners and back.
  2. J.S. Bach: The Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin BRIDGE 9358A/B – Bridge Records Cecylia Arzweski, former Concertmaster of Atlanta, a friend of a friend. She played a Pietro of Mantua. Sorta Cremonese, via training, but not made there.
  3. Time to set up an Airstill: Still Spirits Air Still - Essentials Kit
  4. I have recently been tasked with liquidating an estate of a violin maker friend. Well, it's been going on for a few years... I brought back his stash of wood-a 12ft box truck full of tonewood. This is going to take a while, BUT, I notice threads started by amateur beginners asking about wood, so here is the offer: 1 box, $100+shipping, all of the raw materials to construct the violin. No fittings/FB, but I do have those if you desire. All of the wood is well-aged, 20+years. Please contact me if you are interested. P.S. There is much more wood to be sorted, many, many nice tops. If you are interested, please contact me. There will be some available from me, some has already been sent to auction, more will be sent as time goes along.
  5. reminds me of small fiddles that I have found an E. Reinhold Schmidt stamp inside of upon removing the top for repair.
  6. In the Sgarabotto book it describes, in detail, how this sort of thing was done. I Segreti di Sgarabotto | Edizioni Scrollavezza & Zanrè (scrollavezza-zanre.com)
  7. Also, since the Roth firm will want the number on the brand in order to assign authorship, and your fiddle doesn't have that, Claire Givens is a better source of authenticity than the Roth firm.
  8. I see a Grand Adam that has had that very same crack in the gold ring since who knows when, at least the 2001 Tokyo Exhibit. Hasn't gone anywhere yet. Unless it is moving when you tighten the bow, I'd be tempted to leave it, and if it is, I'd be tempted to suggest a replacement button and conserve the one we see.
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    Before or after the crashes?
  10. I've got some for vln/vla, but no cello, if you are interested. And yes WoodButcher, that's the stuff.
  11. I have a native Japanese speaker in his early 70's here in the shop. He says that he doesn't recognize the word/symbol.
  12. Yes, a joke. Difficult to convey via a screen. I would patch it or clean it from the outside, if possible. In my shop, I don't sell fiddles in need of repair, so if I was concerned about it I would require a patch be done before offering it for sale. Without having the instrument in hand, I can not say for sure what a would do.
  13. Put a 41mm bridge on it and make it 2mm away from the crack!
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