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  1. The first one I found on Google sold on eBay for a best offer under 700GBP. Yours sounds quite nice.
  2. You might find just changing the E string helps. It may take some trial, but you could order an assortment of e's (I forget which shop sells these. I'm sure there are several.) On my violin, the Vision set worked well with a Hill E.
  3. Are these diagrams as viewed from the inside? Because if so, Le Messie is thicker on the bass side instead of under the soundpost.
  4. Thanks, Jacob. I need to crack open my long-neglected Western Civ. textbook.
  5. Okay, I understand. I'm still not clear on the difference between Vogtland and Egerland, etc. so I'll follow with curiosity piqued.
  6. My personal recommendation, unless you are going to keep it to practice restoration techniques, is to use simple, unadorned, good quality fittings and glue it back together as a playing instrument. The ivory(?) lower saddle may cause a problem if you try to sell it internationally, but it seems to be original, in which case you would need a carnet from... well, whoever's in charge of CITES now. This will not be a million dollar instrument. But if it can be put under someone's chin (on someone's arm? Against someone's chest?) it is worth more than firewood.
  7. On my own instruments,with a normal tailpiece, I usually go by the D for violin. Guitar and cello, I haven't messed with for a while, so, anyone else?
  8. Buzeeafus is a pronoun? Plate tuning... I haven't ever carved a top, as finished violins are much easier to play. But I do notice differences in tone when checking for open seams, cracks, etc. Along the purfling, Thock Thock Thock... Click is either a seam open or a crack. Not sure what a higher pitched sound from tapping one of the quadrants of the table (lungs, I guess is luthierspeak?) indicates. I hope the OP got something useful from this thread. I appreciate that it's been a very civil discussion amid all the digressions
  9. This is one that could be a good player.
  10. Bristle Cone pine? I'm intrigued!
  11. I read these threads lately with an eye to Something I can Try to fix a problem. This one has been marvelous, though it was too long before the word "optimum" was laid out. Nothing to add, just Good Show! Carry on, y'all!
  12. That ^^ occured to me as well, an attempt to maintain the record of actual people who did stuff. Kind of like an automobile service record kept in the glove compartment of your Beetle, along with the spare tire
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