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  1. wooden

    Worth to be repaired?

    Well I have looked at it in front of a light and it isn't as bad as it looked like at first...
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    Worth to be repaired?

    D Do you mean it is completely eaten by worms?
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    Worth to be repaired?

    Hi. I have this violin and was thinking of restoring it. As you can see it is in avery poor state. Maybe some of you think it has no worth at all to invest any time and effort on it. Any opinion about its origins? Maybe it is "the usual" so It will rest for some more time in its case. Thank you very much in advance
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    Mittenwald Violin

    Dear Jacob. In your opinion, which would be the attention needed in this violin?
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    brand identification

    Hello. Is anybody familiar with this brand? I can not find any info about it. It looks like it has been scratched onto the wood. Thank you very much in advance
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    Longman Broderip

    The flame is also painted in the back and even in the ribs...
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    Longman Broderip

    I agree that the purfling is horrid but also think that it was a later improvement maybe from a "creative owner". I think the bottom rib is one piece as I can not see any change in the quality of wood at each side of the button.
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    Longman Broderip

    Yes the neck is original and untouched. It is also slightly angled with the body.
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    Longman Broderip

    I think the pegs are made of horn
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    Longman Broderip

    Yes I agree that a later owner could have "improved" it. The bottom rib is just one piece not three.
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    Longman Broderip

    Hello. This violin has a label Longman and Broderip inside. I t looks like it could be original but I am not sure. I've read that this firm marketed violins ranging from scrap to quality ones. This one seems to belong to the first group. The figure in the wood is even painted...Could it be possible for someone of you to identify the maker? Thank you very much in advance.
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    Neck block grain orientation

    Hello. I have this violin for complete repair and I have been surprised by the grain orientation of the top and bottom blocks. It is not the usual (at least for me) one as it runs horizontaly. (The front part of the top block seems to be a later addition) The bottom one has the linings morticed in it. Has someone seen these features before? Do they belong to any school or are they more common than I thought? Thank you very much in advance.
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    Neck attachment

    Yes Mat. It is exactly what it is like.
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    Neck attachment

    Hi. I have this violin with a neck attachment that differs from usual modern ones. I have read somewhere that this is a method used between baroque period and modern one. Is this the case? Or maybe some schools used it in more modern times? If this is a transitional one how old do you think it can be? Thank you very much in advance.
  15. I have this violin bow that presents a feature I have not usually seen and would like to ask if it is familiar to any of you. The head has a silver (?) plate instead o a ivory one. Is this a feature common to any school or is it useful for identifying it? Thanks in advance.