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Christopher Jacoby

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About Christopher Jacoby

  • Birthday 08/28/1981

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    Berwyn Heights, MD
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    Violin Making, Tool enthusiam, Open-minded discussion, and the mechanics of sound.

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  1. Come onnnnnnn. I'll trade someone some Garbage Pail Kids cards or something for them.
  2. Hey Dwight! Miss you my friend.
  3. Hullo all, Would anyone be willing to share Prakticello plans with me?
  4. All of your hesitancies on these instruments can be adjusted by a luthier worth a quarter his salt. Imbalance or one weak string; a general timbre you'd like changed... a luthier can adjust these things for you...
  5. Jeff! I am so tired of these thigh-less blanks! I will trade you watercolors of you as various characters from the Iliad for some viola bridges. It is decided.
  6. Some friends on the West Coast are getting a marketplace for our type of nerd together-- you can find them on Instagram and Facebook, of course. Not sponsored, I just think it's a great project. Fill out the survey and sell some of your stuff you've accumulated. You should dig some of your old bridges and ebony and tools out and post them! Luthier survey: https://pre-launch.handcrafted.market/luthier-survey Sign up for launch updates: https://pre-launch.handcrafted.market/luthier-launch-updates
  7. Nathan, I find my bridges have changed because of the shit quality of bridges available. Especially on cellos. Unless I'm using a vintage blank I can't get away with as thin of a leg side to side as I was taught; I also take as little wood off the outside as possible, bringing the width in from the inside only, to increase the bowed nature of the arc...
  8. If your photo of the ruler shows where the outside of the bar is, then yeah, go ahead and cut a 44 mm bridge. I would not widen the string widths. 33-33.5 all day. You can use thin brass stock to make a two-arm bar checker that is bent to follow the arc of the inner top!
  9. Yeah...tell us where you're located and we can offer advice on who to go to. The cost is a secondary consideration to the quality of work.
  10. Ah! Thank you Jeff. I stand corrected.
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