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About mysticpaw

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  • Birthday 08/21/1952

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    violin collecting, amateur music making, Siberian Husky Sledding, good food, better wine, great friends

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  1. Would that be Mrs Voyant ?
  2. Must have run out of paint ... they missed a spot on the G peg !!!!
  3. And made by Antonio Squidivarius
  4. mysticpaw


    Very nice .... great result for #1
  5. mysticpaw


    Welcome to Maestronet, David. Since you're in lockdown on the Northern Beaches, perhaps you can start on #2 Would love to see some photos please. Cheers David ( Sutherland Shire )
  6. Harsh comment ... uninformed ... I'm not in the the US by the way PS Happy holiday/christmas/whatever to you
  7. $68,000,000 turnover .... 400,000 units = average $170/instrument WOW
  8. Yeah.... should have written "instrument" instead of "copy"
  9. Welcome to Maestronet Andre .... there are many, many contributors on this forum that know so much more than I, but the violin you have been offered is very likely not a Celestino Farotti and more possibly a chinese copy ( but it may be a good sounding instrument even so ) and so a price of €700 is not unreasonable. Good luck with your pursuit of an instrument collection
  10. When I was a teenager in rural NSW I knew an old luthier ( Hugh Cumming ) who showed me how to carve and fit a bridge. After my first attempt he quietly said... " not your other eye next time !! "
  12. Frantisek Zivec started making violins in his native Bohemia in the early 1900s but the events of the Second World War overtook his life. Zivec joined the Czech underground and only after the end of the war escaped to Eastern Germany and eventually the west. His heroic story is told in detail in the book Violin and Bow Makers of Australia by Alan Coggins. Information from the Directory of Australian Violin and Bow Makers Compiled by Alan Coggins: ZIVEC, Frantisek (Frank) (1901 - 1963). Migrated to Melbourne, 1949. Set up a shop at 427 Lygon St, Carlton, Vic and produced about 8 - 10 instr
  13. Maybe .......Stick by ? .... Frog by ?
  14. Please don't bin ..... could be a good instrument for a beginner, or someone that can't afford to buy a starter instrument ....maybe there's a local school or teacher or shop that could set it up to be used
  15. Time out ... practice pizzicato and keep smiling