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. When we see photos of the Kochanski del Gesu the varnish appears red or even something darker. The varnish viewed in person is quite orange. The fine crackle on a lightly polished surface from long ago collects environmental dirt in a most delightful way. This is one of the more difficult aspects to replicate when antiquing. --Chris Pedersen
  2. The more string players there are the better for the industry.
  3. This Strad article should answer your questions.
  4. Interesting arching concepts. I would be interested in seeing a completed instrument or or least an example of an arched top or back. --Chris
  5. 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.
  6. This one securely holds the blade!
  7. I'm surprised they didn't use a French instrument in the advertisement!
  8. 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!
  9. 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