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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. Certificate says labelled Nicolaus Amatus but in their opinion made by Nicolo Gagliano
  2. Just can't help asking …. what's with the XXIIXCVI
  3. Of the two for sale … the first is the lens only … the second is a bow
  4. I'm no expert but looks way far east of Germany or France
  5. Still looks to have some issues in bottom rib area... clunky ….. overvarnished ….. string height looks a bit much..... ...not set up by " a master luthier " ….. strange choice for a " private collector " …….must surely be some decent shops in your area where you can try out a few violins in your price range
  6. Thanks folks …. sticking to the hide glue pot !!!
  7. Hi all …. anyone have any experience ( good or bad ) with this, or a similar product please ?
  8. Love your tool cabinets !!! Nice looking violins too
  9. It's amazing how the news of the sad loss of a person I never met has caused me sorrow …. that feeling says a lot about who Addie was, and his presence in this forum. My sincere condolences to his family and close friends. R I P Addie
  10. Just curious... what's on the peg shafts please ?
  11. I guess some of those archived photos predate digital … but yes, pretty ordinary pics most of the time !