Christian Pedersen

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About Christian Pedersen

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    Albuquerque, NM
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    Violin making, varnish and antiquing!

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  1. This Strad article should answer your questions.
  2. Interesting arching concepts. I would be interested in seeing a completed instrument or or least an example of an arched top or back. --Chris
  3. This has worked for me for close to 30 years. It's a prototype that worked so well I haven't needed to make a new one.
  4. Ebay, but they are easy to find.
  5. This one securely holds the blade!
  6. I'm surprised they didn't use a French instrument in the advertisement!
  7. Darkened pegboxes (black or what ever color) in older instruments is a typical step after a scroll graft and bushings. Most of the expensive instruments where I work have darkened pegboxes. If you like it, do it. If you don't, don't. It's not a big deal!
  8. Matt, Those strings are the Chinese ones that come on the bass originally. I believe most folks toss them. I would replace them with D'Addario Helicore strings. --Chris
  9. Mr. Wall, I would think some "L" patches or cleats (whatever your preferred terminology is) would be the safe way to go. I've seen these on some rather old repairs with few problems. --Chris
  10. I've had great luck with unstained boxwood. Several years ago I picked up a bag of pen blanks from Woodcraft. --Chris