Jump to content

fiddleD125

Members
  • Posts

    224
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Contact Methods

  • Website URL
    http://
  • ICQ
    0

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Acadian et Espagnol campagne de la Louisiane

Recent Profile Visitors

6595 profile views

fiddleD125's Achievements

Senior Member

Senior Member (4/5)

  1. I hope someone can help me identify a violin labeled “ladislav f. prokop vyroba hudebnich nastroju v chrudimi 1933” . It is a 4/4, well flamed, one piece back, somewhat darker brown. Thanks to anyone who can help.
  2. Thanks Martin for looking up the name in Brinser. I could not find any information about the violin online. If I see the violin again, I will make sure that I wrote the wording on the label correctly as it was difficult to read and I did not have access to a light at the time. Regardless, it is a good sounding violin. As I said in my original post, I don't have any photos to post
  3. I ran across an interesting violin today while playing with a group of musicians. A young lady who was part of the group was playing the instrument. She inherited the fiddle from her grandfather. I don't have photos to post at this time but I did play it and it sounded great. It was setup in the classical style and I assume her grandfather was a classical musician. The violin is labeled: ​Tomaso Gori fecit cremmone anno 1953 If anyone has any knowledge of the maker or any other useful information please let me know. ​
  4. Definitely a cheap Chinese bow. I dealt with one of these sellers several years ago and turned him in to Ebay informing them of what I considered fraud. These bows are neither old nor are they from the makers stamped on the stick. Continue watching the seller's offerings and I bet you will see him offer the same bow with the stamp again.
  5. Kallie, My violin with the same cut fingerboard does not have a trademark on the back of the scroll or button. It is a Ludwig Koschat Copy of Amati 1906. I thought about changing the fingerboard but now that I have seen yours, I guess I will keep it as is. I sure wish I could find out why these were cut this way.
  6. Not sure of the value, but I do have a question about the fingerboard shape. Has anyone ever seen this shape at the lower end of the fingerboard? I also have an old German Amati copy from 1906 with the same shaped fingerboard. I thought that it may not be original to the violin but after seeing Kallie's fingerboard, my fingerboard must be original.
  7. Thanks Jefferey, When you get back to your shop, would you please look at the bow and let me know. I would appreciate it.
  8. Bonjour, Is anyone familiar with the look of a Keith Bearden Bow? More specifically His stamp above the frog. Did he stamp his bows with "KEITH BEARDEN" on the stick above the frog with the letters "upside down"? In other words for the letters in his stamp to be upright, you would have to look at the stick with the frog turned up and the stick down. Most bow markingson the stick I have seen are stamped over the frog with the letters right side up while looking at the stick with the frog down. Merci
  9. Bonsoir, Today I ran across an old violin bow that was stamped "Josef Schmidt". The bow needs work. Looks like pernambuco, has a round stick. Stick is strong and straight with good camber. I would have to buy the old violin and case as a packaged deal to get the bow. IS ANYONE FAMILIAR WITH A "Josef Schmidt bow? Any information would be appreciated. I would like to buy the bow while it is available if it is worth having. Merci,
  10. Bonsoir, Today I ran across an old violin bow that was stamped "Josef Schmidt". The bow needs work. Looks like pernambuco, has a round stick. Stick is strong and straight with good camber. I would have to buy the old violin and case as a packaged deal to get the bow. IS ANYONE FAMILIAR WITH A "Josef Schmidt bow? Any information would be appreciated. I would like to buy th bow ASAP while it is available if it is worth anything. Merci,
  11. I am still going through the process of elimination. Fiddle has a small well repaired wing crack on the bass side. Buzz is on open A but is even more troublesome on the b,c,d, and e in the first position specially b. I have tried several suggstions including, changing the string, tap tones, string height from nut and curvature of fingrboard. I will try tuning fork. Regarding the sound post, I have moved it several times and let it settle in. No loose chinrest. I did install a Barcus Berry bridge pickup with a Carpenter jack - a possible problem, but the violin had a buzz with a traditional bridge as well. I thought setting the instrument to standard would get rid of the buzz. Thanks for your comments. I will try them all and let you know what might work.
  12. I am restoring an old violin which a not been played for a long time. I had to cut and fit another sound post and bridge as as the old ones were missing. It has a strong A string buzz that I can't seem to get rid of. I installed a new set of Tonica's and still have the buzz. ANY SUGGESTIONS?
×
×
  • Create New...