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  1. Marty--- I can't figure out the orientation of the photo you posted. Do you have one not so close to see how it looks in relationship to the whole violin?
  2. In the pictures it looks as if the arching of the top is the same as the back. Are they the same, or is this a photographic illusion?
  3. David--- You don't use any colophony in your varnish?
  4. Here are a couple of articles on the topic of why it is difficult for people to stay home in the US if they are sick, and the difficulty of paying for health care if they get sick. https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/02/coronavirus-could-hit-american-workers-especially-hard/607213/?utm_source=pocket-newtab https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/worries-about-medical-bills-and-lost-pay-may-hamper-coronavirus-efforts-in-the-united-states/2020/03/02/75825be0-5c9c-11ea-9055-5fa12981bbbf_story.html
  5. To Donald Oakes: If that is your personal phone number, I politely suggest that you remove it from your post, or have the moderator do so for you. People can contact you through a personal message if they want. A home phone number is not something you want floating around the internet!
  6. Woops--- just read Jeffery's Long Saddle Crack post, which answers the question.
  7. How do you make a cleat fit with the top still attached? Even with the top partially open it would be difficult to do. I have seen cleats that were hardly held in place because the fit was so poor.
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    What are "Caussin shop" characteristics?
  9. JacksonM---what sizes did you buy? I am trying to decide.
  10. Oh Jacob, that's good one------Made my day with that--------
  11. How about this one? It was made in the mid 1980's and has been played continuously since it was purchased. This sort of varnish scaling can happen pretty quickly, as it was like this when I first saw the fiddle over ten years ago.
  12. Yes, many make good student violins. Was there a company (or shop, or someone with a duplicating machine, or...) that made the necks?
  13. I was wondering if the "Conservatory" violins (the ones with the stamp on the back of the peghead) were made in one area, or if the necks were made and stamped and then stuck on any fiddle the seller happened to have. I have seen some necks with the shield on the back of the peghead with nothing on it all, and also with other names besides "conservatory." Also, anyone know the approximate time period these were distributed?
  14. I don't mean to move this off topic, but I don't see what you mean, David (in other words, I don't get it). Can maybe you post a diagram or picture or something? I would love to lean about this.