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  1. My wife and I watch & listen to our 'wake up' music most mornings on YouTube. My new favorite Cellist playing my old fav Elgar! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OW7HXDMolAs Beautiful and very talented young lady, Latica Anic, from Croatia as is Stjepan Hauser and Luca Sulic. (What is the secret 'magic' in Croatia?)
  2. Well Martin, I have to confess that the photo is actually of a personal hero of mine, Foster Brooks, whose example I try to emulate! He is a man of impeccable taste in dress and manners although I have been told he sometimes drinks a bit much. Friends have told me that I look somewhat like him -- particularly when I 'drink a bit much.' His talents are displayed on YouTube occasionally.
  3. A talented lady cellist asked this question in another, unrelated discussion group. "Why is the cello so difficult?" And then she answers: "Because bowing is more difficult than left-hand technique, and left-hand technique is damn near impossible, and you have to do both, and at the same time." Some here might find this true or amusing (or both!) (Sorry if this is an old joke. As a non-player it was new to me.)
  4. "I can't stand the plaque like snobbishry present in soo many conversations pertaining to anything violin related," Yeah! I don't like those 'snobbishry' people either. Usually they're just trying to establish their creds, I suppose.
  5. "I like any kind of music as long as it's good." Whatever ! . . . like, you know!
  6. This is good place for venting frustrations! Better than taking it out on good wood !
  7. Jimbow

    Hand Carved?

    Does anyone know of a competent, reasonably priced, commercial "carving machine" service available for 4/4 cello plates in Midwest U.S.? I have some good old wood and might be interested. Also, 1. Do they generally have any credible graduation method or ability? 2. Purfling capability also?
  8. Thanks for the quick reply! I will give the 80x Wheel - 6" x 1" 08M18.01 a try.
  9. Hi Mark, I'm curious about the "cool running" 3600 RPM wheels you refer to. Can you provide more info. I have a Wissota 1/3 HP 6" Mod E6, 3450 RPM on a matching 4" sq steel stand with a 14" base pad. It has been very reliable since purchase over 15 yrs ago, but I often wished it was the slower speed. Also have a Makita Mod 9820-2 (7 7/8" dia horizontal wheel) and , of course, a hand grinder. ( For lots of chisels and gouges by E.A.Berg, Addis, Charles Buck, Witherby. Japanese makers, etc. which I'll have to get organized someday )
  10. New one on Amazon but a bit pricey! (but you probably know about that one.) http://www.amazon.com/Baldor-632E-6-Inch-Deluxe-Grinder/dp/B0000224JQ
  11. "The author, Nicholas Delbanco, is Greenhouse's son-in-law, who was also in this documentary, along with said daughter." Daughter's photos and U-tube adv here: http://www.strangeinheritance.com/
  12. Per the Strad article: ‘Countess of Stanlein’ cello was bought by a Montreal arts patron for in excess of $6m. Christopher Reuning, the Boston-based dealer who handled the sale, said the new owner will loan the cello to an 18-year-old Canadian player, Stéphane Tétreault, who is studying at the University of Montreal with Yuli Turovsky http://www.thestrad.com/cpt-latests/stradivari-cello-once-owned-by-bernard-greenhouse-nets-record-sum-at-auction/
  13. Same name, same gal?? "Uploaded on Feb 22, 2012 A sample of some of Kendall Hope McGuire's Viola work and styles. She is avaliable to be hired for Weddings, Banquets, Funerals and other Special Events."
  14. Jimbow

    Bausch Bow

    For what it's worth, here is a Bausch for sale on eBay with certificate shown.... http://www.ebay.com/itm/290525964370?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649
  15. Beautiful work, Manfio! The varnish and photography are fantastic! Congratulations on your outstanding accomplishments!
  16. Thanks Jacob You make a good point. The "Skibay" incident was certainly a difficult situation for both parties. Glad it's settled !
  17. Lyndon, I think we would all agree that the Roth price would have gone higher if everything was in perfect order. This is why I previously said "This was an auction and people bid what they felt it was worth with all things considered! I don't mean to shang-hai this thread but sellers can have even worse problems with Auction Houses as evidenced by this story a few months ago. (Of course Auction houses don't allow discussion by possible bidders with 364 posts on MN while the auction is going on.) Haven't been able to find out how this sad story turned out. Does anyone know? http://www.violinist...is/20128/13881/
  18. Well, Jacob. I didn't ask Lyndon to say that! Sometimes it's better to just say nothing.. Enough Too much has been said already IMHO.
  19. It's time to let it go, Lyndon. We've 'Been there -- Done that' ! You guys had 19 pages last week to state your objections. This was an auction and people bid what they felt it was worth with all things considered! It's time to move on.
  20. I'll second that Congratulation, Oldtimer! Jesse took a lot of flak from a few attackers but, always the gentleman, Jesse responded with . politeness and grace . I would say the "Class act" won!
  21. I think I will bid one more time just to show my support for Jesse and his Roth. (----and I'm sober too!) Help out guys! It's surely safer than the stock market these days! Here goes!
  22. "Flyboy... Jesse is at least honest in presenting himself as a real person...Please could you do the courtesy of doing the same" To Melvin--Well stated Sir!
  23. Dang! I just tipped a few with some of the guys here and bid it again! Think I'm still safe though.. The Roth keeps looking better and better and the arguments seem to be falling apart ! have sold much less for much more $$.. I am normally extremely cautious but this Glenfiddich is great Scotch and helps to really keep me in focus. .
  24. Nope. I was outbid late last night! If it sounds as good as it looks the buyer should be very happy at any reasonable price. "Reasonable" has different meaning to different folks, of course. Good luck !
  25. I'm still in there but with days left anything can happen!
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