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  1. Linings over corner blocks

    I've seen that it has the ribs inserted into a channel carved in the back. I've heard that it is a common feature in older French violins. Maybe another school uses this method too?
  2. Linings over corner blocks

    I've noticed another feature in the neck. There are two small iron pins along the center line of the neck where the fingerboard is placed. Maybe to align the neck during assembly? Maybe to secure the fingerboard? It doesn't facilitate later fingerboard removal...
  3. Linings over corner blocks

    I can not see any problem in thinking how a violin can be BOB with lining across corner blocks. It looks like easier to do than the usual way indeed. Maybe I'm wrong as I've never tried it...
  4. Linings over corner blocks

    Thanks for your quick post. The violin has a baroque configuration with the neck mortised just the thickness of the upper ribs and a hole of a previous nail inserted into it and the upper block. The neck is detached and its string length is 125 mm. I think it can indicate XVIII century but maybe it is later.
  5. Linings over corner blocks

    Are linings passing across corner blocks a feature that can indicate place of origin? I thought it was a "modern" method but I've found it in a violin that I think is very old (Probably I'm completely wrong and the violin is not as old at all) . Is this method common in several places and times? Is it found in old French violins? Thank you very much in advance.
  6. Violin for identification

    I hope these photos are better.
  7. Violin for identification

    I think the violin of the scroll and the body looks like the same. Maybe the photos are not very precise. It was my fault. Sorry.
  8. Violin for identification

    Yes. You are right. The corner block are symmetrical. So let's wait for another replies... Thank you very much.
  9. Violin for identification

    Hi Blank Face. Thank you very much for your kind reply. The violin is jointed belly. 35,1 cms length. Fluting of the scroll to the very pegbox. Small corner blocks with butted narrow linings. Two piece lower rib. 31 mm lower lib height and 29mm upper ones. I hope this helps.
  10. Violin for identification

    This violin has been brought in order to repair it. The owner has asked me about its provenance but I don't really know where it can be from. It has been extensively repaired. Any suggestion would be appreciated. Thank you very much in advance.
  11. Dovetail neck attachment

    Thanks Peter for your kind reply. Here they are some photos. I hope they help.
  12. Dovetail neck attachment

    Thank you very much for your replies. Jacob, I've looked at the Zobisch book and it looks like this one but it seems to have the dovetail joint flush with the fingerboard surface while this one is flush with the top plate. Maybe they made it according Zobisch example and afterwards they trimmed to match the top plate.... Edi Malinaric Do you mean that the original setting was modified? Which could it be the purpose? So I guess it won't be any clue to identification...
  13. Dovetail neck attachment

    Is this neck attachment system familiar to anyone? I've read somewhere that it was used for gambas but never seen it on a viola. Any idea? Thank you very much in advance.
  14. Messiah wood (again....)

    Could you please tell which were these constructional differences? Or maybe where I can get access to them. I didn't attend the conference but it surely was most interesting. Thanks in advance.
  15. Kloz?

    Hi. I have this violin for repair and set up and would like to know if anyone can add some info about it. The label seems to be fake but the work is clean and I don't know if it can be from that age or even from the Mittenwald area. It is 35,4 cms. back length. It seems that it still has the nail hole in the top block. I'd appreciate any help. Thank you very much in advance.