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  1. Hi, that's fine. Took it ith my old Sony DSC-W70. Still my favourite for details. Handy. Focus is confused though as of the many details in small area. Needs little patience, but the result is good
  2. Alas the scroll... Right now it sounds pretty hot I am no player, but the woman I got it from was very pleased with it. Very responsive. She could not continue playing as of neck issues...
  3. Ok, I haven't been here for quite some time. Could you send me a link? I appreciate it.
  4. Hi, wasn't one piece lower rib typical for Mittenwald? Also the saddle setting looks older? Anothe inside view added. The younger label is already dated 1900, odd... Then again, labels...
  5. Hard to say which repair could have been done in that time. Thanks to the detailed invoice dated 1984 I know that then there were some repairs done, the top came of, bassbar replaced. Very well retpouched repairs are just visible within sunlight. No soundpost crack / repair though. I tried to decipher that handwritten not on the Winterlin label. It does not look like a sihnature to me. Still the question remains about the older second i.e. first and older label. What would you suggest for it's age?
  6. Yes, there are similarities in style. How is the arching? Very defined and high?
  7. Hi, thanks for your reply. Any idea about the time when it was built?
  8. Hi, the Winterling label is correct in my opinion, but the handwritten note on that label might be a repairers note. I suppose the handwritten label is original. The varnish also looks more Mittenwaldish to me. It came in an old case with a repairers invoice from 1984. No bow.
  9. Hi, yes, correct. Thanks for the hint with UV. Should try this
  10. Hello fiddlecollector, thanks for your reply. I had Hornsteiner on mind, but there were two, "Hofschmied" and "Musikant" but not "Geigenmacher" as far as I know. That would mean made around 1800. Would you say that violin is from around this time? I am somewhat confused.
  11. I just got this violin, it bears two labels, the one of Winterling says "fecit" but I guess it is a repair note. The old handwritten label I tried to decipher with different methods like inverting colours e.g. but still struggling... First line could be "Joseph ..., middle part looks like "Geigenmacher", third line "Mittenwald". Not sure though. Does anyone know a technique to deciper washed out or yellowed labels? Thanks in advance
  12. Good day to all, I have this violin for little time but cannot pinpoint exactly where it might come from. First thought was Saxony area, but the scroll looks more Southern German style. Also the white part of the purfling is uncommon to me. No label or whatsoever inside - which is positive ;-) Any help about origin age and any other detail most welcome.
  13. Accepted, thank you for replying to that and for your time! Sincerly