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  1. Did these folks use a different technique (ex. a lower-tension bow hold) to maintain their tone?
  2. Does anyone know of any violinists who were able to continue playing with a nice sound in their 80s or 90s?
  3. Do you know what Boise d'Harmonie charges?
  4. Does anyone make replica's of Vuillaume's Messiah tailpiece?
  5. My intuition tells me that they don't have any instruments to audition.
  6. Who wants to bet that these violins are sent to the "Hill" shop "in the white"...?
  7. Snake oil? More like something that comes from male steer... I doubt any of these violins will change hands at that price. I'm surprised if they have more than a couple manufactured and in stock.
  8. Depends on what type of repair work was done. I'd guess between $500-$1250.
  9. The two cases aren't analogous. W.E. Hill operated continuously under the control of the Hill family from the 1800s to the 1990s. Bugatti changed hands several times.
  10. How much do these "workshop" instruments cost? And what do these instruments have, if anything, in common with previous Hill shop violins?
  11. The tuner is not digging into the top. The photos were taken in a poor lighting condition with an iPhone. I didn't have a lot of time, and wanted to take a few to share with the forum here. I will get some better shots in a couple weeks. The violin still had its original baroque neck when my friend purchased it from Hill (it has a Hill certificate). Anthony Wrona changed the neck/grafted the scroll in the late 1980s.
  12. This is a 1752 Sebastian Kloz that my friend purchased from W.E. Hill in the late 1960s. Opinions?
  13. The problem is I can't get it down to ~100 or lower. I can only get the bow to bounce when it is near a tremolo and cannot articulate individual notes. So - move the bow farther up? Thanks
  14. Does anyone here have experience with CNC violin making?
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