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David Holbrook

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  • Birthday 04/07/1968

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  1. Could be Denmark.? I would look forward to hearing some expert opinions. Do you have any theories ?
  2. Hi, Some google searching might give you an idea of value but I would suggest contacting Maestro Matsuda directly and ask his advice IF you are trying to sell it. If your looking for an insurance appraisal you need to take it to a reputable dealer in your area.
  3. I thought the stamp should be on the other side of the stick and the other way up? I know there was thread here a few years ago about a JTL bow that was attributed to Martin and there were pictures that could be compared. If someone know how to find it and put in a link that would be cool. What about the possibility of the slide and endplate being a later addition because of damage to the original parts.
  4. Thanks for posting the photos. nice adjuster. I love a good blind frog and that one has a great shape, I never know what to call that space between the thumb projection and the ferrule projection, is it the mouth? Anyway thats a nice shape. I would trust Fiddlecollector on the Martin connection. Anyone comment on the location or style of the stamp?
  5. Thanks David! Its a strong handsome name.
  6. Hi Everyone, Has anyone seen this Buthot label before. It doesnt match the JTL labels i've seen in the past. I guess I'm wondering if its a JTL or some other Mirecourt shop production. It is a fiddle I own and purchased to repair. Thanks in advance for any information. David
  7. Hi John, If you have a shop stereo you can get a small bluetooth adapter with rca plugs on it. Plug it into your Aux connectors on your amp or receiver and you will have great sound from your iphone. Other wise there are many Room Speakers that sound pretty good for not much. I just bought an Hitachi room speaker on ebay and it sounds good but not like my old JBL's and a good stereo amp. Have fun
  8. Hi Brad, I know someone here in Maine with a Cornell bow. Looks very similair to the one pictured. Same flat winding. Wood looks a lot the same. If I can borrow it sometime I'll post pictures. Thanks for putting these pictures up.
  9. nice looking fiddle. Also I looked through the auction and was delighted to see the Hauser guitar outselling most Italian violins.
  10. Interesting work. Thanks for posting the pictures. Somewhere I have a Boston violin with a three piece laminated neck with the dark center strip, I'll try to find a picture, they could have worked together at some point.
  11. I would guess French Caussin school, late 19th century. There have been threads here on Maestronet if you search. I am just guessing based on the pictures shown, I'm sure someone truly knowledgable will clarify things. I am just responding to overall shape, f holes, Varnish color and antique-ing, corner blocks and edge overhangs, cleats on back center joint which I think lean towards French. Better picture could make things easier. also length of back could help, I think French fiddles tend to be a bit long?
  12. I'll stay tuned on this one. I would ask mmmm if there is any chance the ribs are let into a groove in the back plate. This would make it French for sure,I think.
  13. Does not look like Knorr or Markneukirchen area fiddle. The corner overhangs point to inside form and in does not strike me as a Mittenwald instrument. Its confusing to me but I'm sure someone will recognize it right off. antiquing reminds me a little of Juzek labeled violins, but they shouldn't have corner overhangs like that. I would be shocked if it were French. Where was it purchased? Any chance it could be American, Boston school.?
  14. Just for discussion purposes, I do see a pin in the adjuster ,I think, in photo 2. I dont think screws are unheard of on french underslides. If it is chinese I'm impressed by the taper and quality of the shell in the pearl slide.
  15. Oh. Brobst shop would attribute it if it were possible. You should visit it and play it if you can get there. I like wide grain spruce also. good luck. Let us know if you see it or buy it.
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