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  1. jacobsaunders

    Fake Roger Hargrave Violin on Ebay

    Oh, now it does if you press the blue one in my "Quote"
  2. jacobsaunders

    Fake Roger Hargrave Violin on Ebay

    You're link doesn't seem to work
  3. It would seem to be writen in the Fraktura alphabet, which you can try and work out with a wikipedia Alphabet. I don’t see anything French about the fiddle https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fraktur_(Schrift)
  4. jacobsaunders

    About violin bridge tuning

    What would you, in retrospect, prefered to have done?
  5. Bach's chaconne is one of the (astonishingly small) repetoire of works that are played when anybody tries a violin or bow out in the shop. It invariably stops just when it get to the diffucult bit, so much so, that years ago, I even went into town and bought myself a CD of Milstein playing it, so that I could hear it all the way to the end, once in a while. Since one shouldn't neccesarily assume that the violin-maker, cringing in the corner, has no musical education at all, it would be informative to know why the “Trying out” repetoire is so small. I once though that I would give the first person to play “Erbamme dich”, from the Mathias Passion a free cake of rosin as a reward, but it has never happened yet.
  6. jacobsaunders

    ID of a XVIII century (?) damaged violin.

    Although my Kiddie has a through neck, although it is dated 1890 (I was surprised too)
  7. jacobsaunders

    Which maker do you prefer and why

    Is "trumpified" a legitimate adjective now? (some might like it)
  8. jacobsaunders

    Which maker do you prefer and why

    It might be opportune to cross reference with a post from a different thread:
  9. jacobsaunders

    Violin ID

    How About an Otto Windisch?
  10. Is it also justified to find a third persons opinion a bit stupid?
  11. jacobsaunders

    ID of a XVIII century (?) damaged violin.

    When I was growing up in England, I noticed that people, whenever they don’t know what a fiddle is, say „it’s German“. When I moved to Switzeland (then Gemany, then Austria) as a 19 year old, I noticed that people, when they don’t know what a fiddle is, say „it’s English“. In short, people aren’t honest enough to admit that they have no idea. I certainly cannot think of anywhere in „Germany“ that I could imagine your fiddle came from, and I have seen Scotish violins that have such stamps beneath the button (I have one here stamped „Kiddie“). Neither can I imagine that it is from the 18th. C, more lightly 100 years later. Perhaps you might find clues if you opened it, and posted pictues of the interior (no promises!)
  12. jacobsaunders

    slab cut - wide grain front

    Showing a close-up of a neck graft betrays an eBay socialization. I remember seeing a similar one, that was attributed to de Rub of Viterbo. Since I have never seen anything of his before or since, I have no idea if that was true (probably not).
  13. I suppose it depends on how much work you have already done, and if you have sheds full of wood that you will not get around to using, unless you become about 500 years old anyway
  14. jacobsaunders

    But it's my favorite maker.......

    The facination of such a repair project, is to get it for virtually nothing as an insurance write off (for instance) and to be under absolutely no pressure, either pecuniary or via a pesky client to get it finished. To work out a repair plan, you need a week or two, and the corpus-delicti on you table.
  15. jacobsaunders

    But it's my favorite maker.......

    Yes, exactly. That is why I wondered (see above) what motivated the colleague to make a new one. It would be nice to know before one bid. Repairing a stoved in belly is no revelation, and even the Tarisians describe it as „restorable“