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andrew weinstein

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  1. Looks brand new to me, maybe it looks different in person. Seems like too much scroll wear for the rest of the violin
  2. The dependable way is to see hundreds of each that are labeled properly, and then you'll know what the unlabeled ones are
  3. Getting off topic, there was a story recently on NPR about making bicycle frames from Bamboo, I think in Africa. They hope to sell them in the US for $500
  4. I agree it appears to be German, I would have thought closer to 1890, not that I can point to anything to prove that
  5. Pictures would be helpful. If it's in decent condition , it should have some value. The original Bretons were fairly good instruments, but later in the 19th century the name was used by factories who churned out many thousands of them. According to Henley Francois Breton died in 1830
  6. I would have thought it was some kind of tropical wood
  7. I doubt that the screw would be original. Just a warning, Degani is a much copied maker, I'm not saying yours is or isn't
  8. It doesn't seem to be a typical Caussin, but I can't say what it is.
  9. The head looks a bit familiar, never seen a frog like that. Cool
  10. I guess in 20 years you'll know if it was a good idea. Worth a try. I have also cut into bassbars to install cleats. Hard to do as well as when you replace the bar, but doable.
  11. [ One concern is that iron is pretty corrosive, don't know if that would be pertinent in this project
  12. Anyone know why it went for such a high price? Yes, because 2 people liked it more than they liked $6,000 Sorry, didn't look at the bows
  13. I'm not sure if there is anyone in the country who can sort out all the klotzes from their neighbors. Certainly a judgement could be made about it's relative quality. An appraisal wouldn't necessarily address the question of specific maker, that's more the role of a certificate. If you're near Roland, call him and ask if he'd be willing to appraise it.
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