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  1. Another clue to origin is that it would have required a tall bridge when new. You may have noticed the wedge under the finger board - thick by the nut, thin by the body. Presently an average bridge works fine. Maybe only the top is English and had not enough arch? Also definitely no lining on top of ribs but lining at bottom.
  2. Looks like beech to me (though I'm ignorant as hell). Is that unusual? A pic from the heel inside and the head:
  3. Could I be right? There are violins with lower lining but no upper?
  4. It has no corner blocks, bottom lining and perhaps no lining on the top. Any help?
  5. Thanks again Jacob. To me it seems rather nicely made and, for what it's worth, has an honest sound. Definitely not English?
  6. I've acquired a hand labelled (London 1841) through neck violin (drawn purfling). The heel is quite nice. Does it mean anything maker wise? Thanks so much folks.
  7. Thanks as ever Jacob! I'll investigate.
  8. How do I tell if my Medio-Fino is a pressed top? Thanks folks!
  9. Thanks. I guess that's what I need to know.
  10. No. The fiddle definitely Lincoln, UK. The luthier was not impressed .
  11. It's an amateur thing. I wonder if the maker was buying new head/necks or used.