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  1. Also there are this one from Dictum, template only, https://www.dictum.com/en/search/index/sSearch/herdin+templates The measurement's accuracy is not guarantied too.
  2. I agree, a Chinese person (or not) that study in cremona (or any other place) they absolutely capable to make an very good violin, just take a look at luthiers competitions (also violin playing competition), there are many orientals participating. I couldn't read the Italian article, but what I could understand it is not the case of an individual artisan but a mass production factory that will open a shop there.
  3. That doesn't make much sense. If someone want a Chinese violin they can buy it anywhere or order online. Must of people that goes to Cremona wants a hand made by one person (mostly) that use the local tradition and technique of construction.
  4. One very important thing is if the images was taken with enough definition (pixel) to be printed at 1:1 scale. 17Mpixel should be more than enough for a violin body printed at 300dpi.
  5. In fact the book page is not available anymore, but the contact page still works. I believe that book is a self published, and probably wont be find anywhere but at Kenmore Violins.
  6. At that price I also wonder if some musician would be interested to install it on his/her violin.
  7. Very very nice instrument, I like the color a lot too.
  8. I like that too. I make bow some times, it's not really necessary any machinery, one can make a bow with a few hand tools in a small space.
  9. Please, let us know when the book information page is available .
  10. http://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/3d-printed-violin-acoustic-quality/
  11. Firstly, sorry to every one for don't search on the Forum for the same subject. For what I could read here and some other places, I wouldn't do it, maybe that is a genius solution for some problems, but the traditional way is around for more than 300 years, and has been proofed several times that is possible to make great instruments this way, it just need to made it right.
  12. This really works or is just another miraculous technique that only works for the eyes of the inventor??? https://www.zaretandsonsviolins.com/tonal-enhancement https://www.zaretandsonsviolins.com/tonal-enhancement/retrofitting-your-string-instrument-with-the-bass-bar
  13. "The Art of Violin Retouching" by Brian Epp
  14. I never had the opportunity to put someone out, but there is a person, he is not a professional musician he just play because he love playing violin, and because he don't have experience enough he never could get the best off from his instrument and he make people waste their time, from the workshop he used to go, adjust and/or change soundpost, bridge, strings, soudpost again ... One time he came to my workshop, I open the door and we talk for 5 min or so, but me on the door and he outside on the street, I never invite him in. I don't know if he was intended to be my client or if he understood the "message", really doesn't matter, I just don't wanted him as client, and it worked, he never came back again. It is like Don says, for some people is better don't let them in.