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DGerald StephenR

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  1. Well sleuthed Blank face! I just can't understand the need for the romantic story about Grandpa's old fiddle found cleaning out the home of a deceased parent. Why? It was bought off ebay...what's the big deal..? DGSR
  2. Back in the early 2000's, I spent some time at the bench studying under Luigi Lanaro who imparted me with this: "A Master is one who has made all the mistakes, so he knows not to make them again"...I always liked that one... DGSR
  3. Thanks all for the insight. Groblitz was the name my mind was searching for but couldn't recall. DGSR
  4. This instrument, described as "Violin, Füssen School", sold for a decent sum at yesterday's Skinner auction ($9500usd+ premium = $11,875). I was wondering if either of you had more information to share beyond the lot description: Description Violin, Füssen School, labeled Michael Hartung/liutaro fece in Padova/l'anno 1689., length of back 359 mm, with case. Estimate $4,000-6,000 Sound post cracks to top and back. Numerous restorations to table including patches to f-holes. Rib cracks. The top and back both inscribed externally. DGSR
  5. LMII sells the Benedetto planes a little cheaper than StewMac does: Double convex Flat sole They also sell the "D'Angelico" which I quite like. The D'Angelico also come with Ron Hock blades: Large sole Small sole DGSR
  6. Unless I've missed something somewhere, this is in discussion of an instrument belonging to Joseph Szigeti the Hungarian fiddler, not Henryk Szeryng... DGSR
  7. Hi Nate, That's unfortunate indeed. For my home shop I get by with 2 ANTIFONI lamps from Ikea using different lumen light sources. Nothing special but it does the trick. At the workshop, I use the Lee Valley LED Magnifying bench lamp which I quite like. My favorite lamp has been one that a former girlfriend/jeweler had and that was the Grobet Professional led bench lamp. Just a few options for you to consider... DGSR
  8. Thanks. I did see something in the outline to instruments I have known as "Duke" fiddles but as you say; the scroll and ff's really through me off that consideration. Perhaps something is there. As hideous as the scroll is; I quite like it. I believe this is where Jacob's initial "may be" was in regards to; the more hurriedly production of the later Glatz maker(s). The scroll really is an "extraordinary" example... DGSR
  9. Quite right Jacob; the outline and scroll features do differ significantly. A mystery it shall remain. The interior of my example is also nowhere near as clean as what you have provided; mine with linings not let into the full (not hollowed) asymmetrical blocks (shorter in the "c" bouts). Mine retains a somewhat knackered original carved in bar and screw in the neck. Some day I might take a swing at the needed repairs and thorough cleaning it requires. LOB - ~360 Neck stop- ~133 Body stop- ~198 DGSR
  10. Thanks once again Jacob for the excellent information. Below are photos of the one I have that you thought some time back may be from the Glatz region. This is a more modest example. DGSR
  11. Unfortunately, I don't believe the NX60 will go into production any time soon (it's been going on 6yrs now). During my time, only myself and 2 other individuals were able to machine it to the tolerances it was set at. Right around the time I left, one of the other 2 had left as well. It really was a tricky tool to get perfect, which is what was demanded of the production (especially the finish). As mentioned before, the DX60 as well as the low angle and standard block planes are very fine tools and all are still available. I still use the DX60 daily and I had a standard custom lazer etched and presented to my teacher who is quite happy with it. DGSR
  12. Hi Nate, I use the stuff frequently for a variety of clamping needs during repairs (albeit a different manufacturer) and have never had issues. DGSR
  13. Hi Nate, Just 'hover' over the users big circle under their name with your mouse and a box thing will appear with the option to ignore, which you will then click. But to start, don't click, just hover over the big circle... DGSR
  14. Gilles Nehr has recently returned to Bordeaux (or thereabouts) however that doesn't work with the name ending in 'S'... Martin, I believe you are quite right in your assumption of Laurent. I recall about 8-10yrs ago selling a nice E. Laurent fils that was accompanied with a 'Laurent' shop bow although again, that seems like it wouldn't work for this inquiry. DGSR
  15. Fantastic! I've been throughly enjoying this topic and very impressed with the outcome. Congrats!!! DGSR
  16. I use kozo washi (mulberry) from this source purchased through a local distributor. Specifically I had this ordered in for me as it wasn't a standard stocked item. Extremely strong stuff and a good penny to purchase. I used another kozo available in rolls when I worked at a big shop that seemed to be just as useful I suppose although not as pretty. I'm not certain which type of washi it was though. DGSR
  17. There was no comparison intended, more so to display an antiqued Chinese instrument that wasn't high gloss such as sospiri mentioned. Personally, i don't like the look of an overly polished instrument where the varnish lacks texture. When shown my first Strad it was extremely highly polished so much so that the maple itself lacked much texture let alone the varnish. It was declared 'junk' by the owner and I was promptly given a Nemessanyi to admire as a superior instrument... DGSR
  18. Some years ago some of this makers stuff came through my shop. Not as glossy as the nice work shown by Peter above but I was impressed with the work. Considered a mid-range instrument (around $2k if I recall correctly). DGSR
  19. The auction record you're quoting is almost 2 decades old. The Halász was/is a fine instrument and had it been bought by a player, it's a good price for a good Nessy and something a dealer could turn a profit on if that were their intention with it... DGSR
  20. Condolences to the family and many students of this very kind and wonderful human being. He was also instructor to one of my teachers many years ago in Cremona. RIP Maestro DGSR
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