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  1. Compared to the auction violin violinsRus posted. Wonder what it sold for?
  2. Cheers! I've been away from fractional collecting for a bit now. Much appreciated. Reminded me a bit of this one that's been for sale for years now:
  3. When will the bigger story be published? Do you have a ballpark range?
  4. I’m into “black” violins, but not this abomination.
  5. This one looks cross-eyed like the frankentiddle. What gives?
  6. did you keep anything at all for yourself? If so, please share reasons etc. was this difficult for you emotionally?
  8. Remember, this is a 1/4-1/2 sized thing, so he cannot start on this, it's too big. Is there no chance this can sound decent if fixed up? haha, come one, someone here must have put something like this into playing condition. It's so grotesque that it's almost cool. Imagine it sounded nice, the inside of the body is clean enough...
  9. Would anyone reading go so far as to set this up and bring it into playing condition? The fingerboard has so much craquelure that it would have to surely be planed or replaced for this instrument to "work" and I would be hesitant to alter it since a new fingerboard on this rustic object might just be too out of place. Forever alone as a wallhanger or fix it and bring it into playing condition, that's the question. My son, now 3.5, has just started violin lessons so it might have a chance to be played if I can get it up and running. I can just see the look on his teacher's face if he shows up w
  10. Getting the arching out might be easy, but getting out of Archieri's is even easier. He knows Italian violins but not as much German/Austrian ones. He looked at my grandfather's genuine Viennese with a correct label and said it's a fake label and is a "Bohemian" violin. His son, however, was more astute and told me it could very well be legit.
  11. ***sigh*** fine, where is the museum of violin rosin and I’ll also need a link to the expensive hardcover edition of the world’s finest vintage violin rosin collection.
  12. Respected forum sister Rue, I was genuinely disturbed by this video. It brought back so many traumatic feelings and pent up rage that I have been harboring for this LuLu(tm) (Lunatic Luthier) and his little bald slave. Forgetting about the love triangle between the LuLu, the Little Bald Slave, and Martin Swan, that was the least of my worries... I ended up with this toilet plunger of a violin, remember!!! I was slingshat(tm) into this fine community with the stink of this LuLu and his personal Golum all over my good screen name. I had real-life registered lunatics like "Lucitano" (I ran
  13. Tracker would need to be covertly embedded into the tailpiece, button, or chin rest.
  14. this device is hidden in my daughter’s backpack at all times. It tracks location and we can communicate through it as well if need be. $50 plus $10/month. There are probably other things made specifically for tracking people/objects.
  15. Just a I suspected, this published lifted images from What country was this published in? It seems the “author” is the one who is violating copyrights.
  16. Unresponsive in high positions? You’ll get your vote in November.
  17. I met the original Plowden instrument about 2 years ago. The owner agreed to go upstairs in his apartment, get it, and show it to me. Very cool.
  18. I have seen 1/32 sized old violins that sort of resemble that.
  19. What photo is shown for Joann Josef Stadlmann? Can you post it here?
  20. My grandpa’s Stadmlann violin turned out to be legit. There’s an inappropriately long thread about it.
  21. Like jacob said, the center parchment writing is likely random from another document but who knows maybe the maker wrote something on it. This sort of looks like 1886, can you add a photo that is clear in this part of the strip?
  22. To be up front, there is some black to this varnish but not the unforgivable amount that I am keen for. The dark black instruments of ancient Viennese origin that tickle my fancy are more of a deep red pigment Combined with black ash and not the brown one seen here.
  23. Ahaha ha thanks. Nothing against hippies of course, glad you got the reference.