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  1. Thank you Martin for your cogent and detailed reply! Extremely helpful. Anyone experienced in the ins-and-outs of traveling globally with multiples specifically for the purpose of obtaining a certificate? Any extra documentation required or suggested to reduce export/import issues?
  2. Whom do Maestroneters regard as the shops or individuals that issue the most highly respected and credible Certs for string instruments and bows at present? As regards instruments, with the advances in dendrochronology some certs from formerly highly regarded appraisers have become less credible and perhaps all but worthless. Not blaming them, they simply had no access to such a valuable tool for contributing to provenance. If folks travel from the US to Europe for certs, what experiences can they share getting violins in and out of the country (Customs, inspection, etc.)? Feel free to qualify (French, Antique Italian, Contemporary, Bows, etc.). One would expect Charles Beare to be near or at the top. Others?
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    Italian violin... but genuine?

    Ditto what Bruce wrote.
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    Digital Sheet Music

    12.9-inch iPad Pro with Apple Pencil for marking up.
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    Stupid violinist questions

    Because guitars are played vertically, held against the body. Nobody wants chafing on arms, legs, or ahem, torsos. Different technique. Check out the early history of Fender. The Telecaster is a great design but the edge of the body where the right arm rests is uncomfortable for most and generated a lot of complaints, hence the Stratocaster!
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    PLEASE Help Me Find a Fine Tuner!

    IMHO Wittner fine tuners are best in terms of manufacturing and machining quality. Wittner Fine Tuners "Hill" styles. Also color choices, ball or loop, etc.
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    Tracking device suggestions

    One more reason for a Musafia case. http://www.musafia.com/accessories.html
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    beethoven 5

    Hello Dianne, I've played this scores of times. Most effective for me is 2nd position, moving back to 1st position for the D in bar 99. Practice slowly at first and everything will fall into place...
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    French bow?

    Martin's posted picture looks precisely like Vigneron's work.
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    cello bow with German grip

    To the OP: Consider experimenting with gamba and violone bows as they were specifically designed for the bass instrument bow technique you describe.
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    FR Ender violin

    Fantastic! Bonding with an instrument can be a life-changer.
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    How to tell a viola bow from a violin bow?

    I have seen listings where the bow is described as violin/viola meaning heavy-ish violin bow or light-ish viola bow.
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    FR Ender violin

    That is an excellent point, George. OP's violin looks fine and IMO other posts establish the price is not out of line. Son has done comparisons and is bonding with it. Teacher approves. Nah-sayers want to dismiss those qualitative aspects. Sad!
  14. IMHO the Amati box is a design improvement on any instrument shipping method I have experienced, outside of hand carrying the instrument to its destination. Secure, cost effective, reusable, and specifically designed for the purpose. What's not to like?
  15. I agree with Carl. It's something I picked up from a Michael Darnton post years ago: Over-the-tailpiece style rests have a detrimental effect on tone as compared to those of the side mount variety. I started changing all my violins to Tekka-style and my neck and ears began thanking me immediately.