Kev Chanot

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    Which maker do you prefer and why

    I think a common mistake when looking at instruments is the tendency to "want" them to be by a specific maker, therefore overlooking features that tell otherwise....
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    Accumulating violins. It's a Sickness !

    Love your cat - do you take her for walks? My daughter would take one of ours,only I'm not sure the cat would be happy.....
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    String setup for Francois Chanot cornerless violin

    Be interested in photos when you get yours. Perhaps then we can tell if it's original.
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    removing fingerboard

    The alcohol will come in useful if anything goes wrong !!
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    Good verses Bad Arching....

    I have only the words of the great Captain Beefheart in my head ---- "Fast & Bulbous !"
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    Turner violin Mittenwald imported

    Just add it to your log pile.....
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    Straight Gouges or Bent Gouges?

    Didn't think gouges were gender specific !!?
  8. I'll have to sort through all my "Chanot" family stuff & find it. Now, where did I put it......................?
  9. You're right re Joseph. Not really sure about Francois(The designer of the cello illustrated in this thread). I did compile a fairly detailed family tree some years ago with some assistance from a Chanot cousin in Paris, although this was pre-computer days......
  10. Morgana, Very interesting reply, but with respect I believe you have muddled up the Georges. The George I was referring to was the son of the GEORGES I think you are referring to....(Him being my great great great grandfather !!!) Now I'm confused !
  11. Hi Tom, Yes, the man in question was my great great grandfather. Incidentally, it would appear that it was an attempt by a self righteous violin business to discredit serious competition. They failed, and I am glad.
  12. Perhaps you'd like to enlighten us on the supposed "Uplabeling" ?
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    Joining Spanish Cedar (cedrela oderata) casein or Hyde glue?

    Si, As I thoughto !!!
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    Joining Spanish Cedar (cedrela oderata) casein or Hyde glue?

    Slight deviation from original topic , but does anyone think Stradivari et al would have used ready made wood glue from a supplier if it were available??
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    Joining Spanish Cedar (cedrela oderata) casein or Hyde glue?

    Unusual comment John. I don't know how long PVA has been around, not 100 years I bet!