Edward Byler

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  1. Unfortunately no tone samples . I wasn't able to go in person this year to the competition but sent 2 violins .
  2. The 130 body stop dimension I would consider the more important one . Being 3 mm north of the scallop of the pegbox isn't awful if it's not to scooped under there. I seldom on my del Gesu models have 330 for a total string length and often have it more 326. Others may have a different take on it
  3. Congratulations to you Don !! It is a great accomplishment to have one of your violins played by her !
  4. Thanks Thomas ! I don't think I will be able to make it to Tucson this year . We'll see. I'm in Zurich right now hopefully going to visit Cremona next week . I've been traveling a lot this year and have a new granddaughter due to be born over VMAAI this year . On the Amati it was a lot of fun as I've been doing almost exclusively del Gesu models and have another mostly done in the white as well . Christian Pederson kindly sent me an Amati Strad poster which I used for making my mold as well as looking off photos of the Alard. The arching from the poster was not much different than my del Gesu models and Im optimistic it could sound good.
  5. I know not everyone would agree on this either but I think the weight of the finished plate to be as important as the mode pitches
  6. I wasnt aware of that . The Alard is beautiful and I'd love to build one but I was already concerned about tone and hearing that makes me question if I should . Reading the thread about copies sounding like originals I was thinking that for an Amati I am not expecting it to project as well as my del Gesu's. Have any of you heard an Amati you were imprrssed with ?
  7. Thanks for that Urban Luthier I think I'll go with that and Jim that would be great for comparing. I do have the Stradivari Varnish book which has great photographs with no measurements but with the Ashmolean measurements I would have what I need .
  8. The Amati "Alard" Strad poster is out of print . Does anyone have one they would sell ? PM me or otherwise if so. Thanks! Edd
  9. Hi Jim ! Could you explain not wanting to use turpentine? Thanks !