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  1. another fiddle id

    I bought it for the bow but the violin looked interesting, any thoughts?
  2. Tips for fitting a soundpost?

    I have seen post that cross the grain and others with the grain. What's up this that? priya
  3. Modern maker value

    Vroom Vroom
  4. Modern maker value

    Do you want to drag for pink slips?
  5. Modern maker value

    A young lady need a violin for a concerto. The conductor it not like her violin, a Bisach, a bit strident. The conductor lend her my $200 who then brought it her teacher Itzhak Perlman. He loved it.
  6. Modern maker value

    There are so many excellent violins out there new and old. No need to spend very much of less you want to chase a famous name. If you love the sound search no more.. A mutt can sound much better than a Pedigree. The best soundings violincost me $200.The rest is just vanity.
  7. re-bending a bow

    a rough idea as the repair?
  8. re-bending a bow

    I recently bought a nice french bow but the spine is weak and it needs a re-bend. Do you know is it is an expensive procedure ? I live in the NYC region. Any recommending? Thank you
  9. nice bridge find

    I took the photos on my deck
  10. nice bridge find

  11. Does this viola repairable?

    I seen this type horrible cracks on new Chinese fiddles. Maybe the wood is not aged, I don't know. But suddenly, some Chinese instruments to seam to explode.
  12. Bass Bar Curiosity

    I was surprised to see a slit bass bar in a violin I recently purchased. It is from the 1920's. It has a powerful sound that is warm and sweet, however the tone is also abit unfocused and diffused. This might be a design suitable for the amateur violinist, it is not judgemental.
  13. soundpost setting

    luthier; cello, colocar alma - soundpost fitting ( violin making ).
  14. Violin Identification

    The violin is circa 1900-20. German with an Amati label. The violin is from the region of Sachsen (Saxon).
  15. Assorting bows

    I am trying to assort some old bows. I am in tempted to throw this one in the german pile, but I am not sure. Any ideas?