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  1. On 6/11/2022 at 5:19 PM, Malt said:

    About the finishing of the cello, I would not know how to do it; in the past, I have used some shellac in small touch-ups, any simple advices?

    As a non-luthier I would put in a vote for not trying to touch up the finish to cover the repair, at least don't make it invisible. I love instruments that have warts and scars and a story. 

  2. Call me crazy, but I think your bridge is positioned further to the treble side than before. The first picture your A string is almost perfectly straight with almost no inflection at the bridge, and in the after picture the inflection is almost as much as the C string has. Maybe the bridge position was compensating for the offset Brad mentioned.

  3. If this is an instrument that is being advertised these may be the only photos they have, or maybe these were emailed by a customer or their crazy aunt Matilda. They did apologize in advance regarding them. 

  4. 18 minutes ago, Guido said:

    ... and long to eat their instrument if it only was vegan.

    Veganism is not always limited to diet, many won't wear leather shoes, etc. 

    Regarding the 14% stat if you include vegetarians that really is a different thing, since that is just diet. My wife has been vegetarian since she was 18, but wears leather shoes, eats honey, etc. Also, there are some cultures where vegetarian diet is almost the norm, e.g. 40% of India can be categorized as vegetarian. 

  5. I know there is a specialty wood supplier (Gilmer Woods) local to me that has a selection of wood for instruments. If you have something like that within a reasonable distance maybe they would buy the whole thing. You won't get "top dollar" but you also don't have to deal with dozens of flaky potential buyers. 

  6. [quote] It is supposed to stand right next to the bar pickup on the belly [/quote]

    Do you have a picture or link? When I look at the inexpensive electric violins on Amazon some show the bridge sitting on top of the pickup, and some show the bridge between the pickup and fingerboard (actually some show it both ways, obviously one is wrong). With a solid body instrument I would expect to get better pickup output when the bridge is on top of the pickup.





  7. 13 hours ago, Brad Dorsey said:

    My first thought was that Dwight's idea is interesting.  My next thought was that it wouldn't work.  A laminate in the middle would lie along the neutral axis of the bridge, where it wouldn't be subject to either tension or compression, so it wouldn't act as a reinforcement.

    Why would it have to be in the middle? It seems to me the tailpiece-side face (in compression) is the weak spot, and adding a layer of wood on that side with the grain parallel to the compression might help. 

  8. 2 hours ago, jacobsaunders said:

    So there is an American violin making tradition after all:D

    And in keeping with our work ethic, the scroll fluting stopped at 4 o'clock and went out for watered down beer at a chain restaurant! :)

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