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  1. This is a set of 13, new violin tailpieces with adjusters and 13 semi-fitted violin bridges. Ten of the tailpieces are lightweight composite and three are painted metal. One of the composite tailpieces is for 1/2-size violin with the remaining being for full-size violin. All of the bridges are for full-size violins and have fitted feet with unfinished tops. All of the tailpieces feature built-in fine tuners. This would be an excellent purchase for someone maintaining a fleet of student instruments, such as shop rentals or for a teacher maintaining instruments for a school or studio music program. The retail value on the tailpieces alone is over $200. We're offering the entire lot (including the bridges) for only $89 including FREE USA SHIPPING. Please PM me if interested.
  2. Non-Drying Fulton Varnish

    I varnished several instruments with Chimney's version of Fulton varnish, including the F-5 mandolin you see in my avatar photo. Didn't really have any drying problems, in fact it would start to thicken while brushing, overnight in the light box was usually sufficient. It is certainly on the soft side, it definitely will take a print if left in a case when fairly fresh. But then again things can vary from batch to batch. Tends to be thick and glassy, and it's very tough to get away with just a few coats with using the glaze method. In short, I'm moving on from terpene varnish. I'm doing my next few instruments with Holtier to see how I like it.
  3. This is a set of (3) violin cradle stands and (1) cello stand. The violin/bow stands are in excellent condition and the cello stand is in good condition. All of the interior padding is in excellent condition. (3) violin stands - $125 plus shipping (1) cello stand $65 plus shipping Please PM me if interested.
  4. Misc. Tonewood

    Carl, check your message box, PM sent.
  5. Misc. Tonewood

    This is a set of miscellaneous pieces of well-seasoned (some vintage) violin tonewood pieces.This group consists of:(12) Vintage violin bass bar stock, 30+ years seasoned - stamped "Made in Western Germany" - SOLD! Split stock, several pieces less than straight, would make excellent cleating or restoration pieces (1) European Maple violin/viola 1-piece quartered back, marked "Yorkshire Sycamore 1975" - $85(2) Heavily-flamed red maple violin neck blocks - SOLD!(1) Set of 5 misc. pieces of red maple craft/tonewood, some flamed, one birdseye - $45 Please PM me if interested.
  6. Old Saxony Violin?

    Our shop recently acquired an old violin reminiscent of the E. Martin Amati copies. The violin lacks a label and the usual Martin hallmark on the button. The purfling isn't a close to the edge as the Martins that I've seen, but the arching, modeling and wood selection all remind me of the Martins. Does anyone know if Martin sold their violins unbranded/unlabeled to import companies? If nothing else I'm wondering if this violin originates from the same region.
  7. This is a set of two, highly-flamed, well-quartered and thoroughly-seasoned (almost 20 years) maple violin neck blocks. These neck blocks are cut from North American red maple and are ready to use. The dimensions are written on the blocks and can be seen in the photos. This pair is being offered for the price of $59.00 plus shipping. Please PM me if interested.
  8. Scrap pernambuco wood

    PM sent.
  9. I purchased an assortment of tonewood this week which has some interesting markings. A number of the violin/viola tops and backs were marked "Made in Western Germany", with the word "Hofner" handwritten on some of the pieces. The other pieces had handwritten letters with a date stamp, which may or may not indicate the source. I wasn't aware that Hofner exported tonewood, but I suppose it's certainly possible if not likely.
  10. Recommendations for bow rehairing in Chicago

    Although there's a number of people in that building that perform bow work, I'll second Eric Swanson. I've actually had to re-do rehairs done by others in that building, but not Eric's. He's a very safe bet and you shouldn't need to look any further for top-quality rehairs.
  11. How to Prevent Bad Cello Accidents?

    Don't rent them to kids!