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  1. Their staff is always helpful and friendly and they don't mind me digging through the stacks to find that back with just the right flaming No complaints here.
  2. After some searching I think the bow may be a Weidlich.
  3. I came across this violin today and I was wondering what the experts have to share about it. It has a Nicolas Lupot label so I’m guessing it’s at least French made? The violin doesn’t seem to resemble any of the Lupot’s on Tarisio. There’s also a bow with a stamp though I can’t make out the name. The setup could use some work but I had a blast playing it in the antique store. Nice focused sound. The price they were asking seemed unreasonably high. How much would you expect to pay for it?
  4. I’ve been taking my time playing this one in and scraping away at the outside till it sounds right. As an experiment, I stained the inside and sealed it with casein before closing the box. I’m not sure this is having any positive effects on the sound but it looks nice. This is after the stain and before any UV treatment.
  5. Wow! that piece of mahogany really transformed in the varnishing process.
  6. I like the curved shape of the wings. It adds a touch of elegance. It reminds me of Sam Zygmuntowicz's angular wing shapes on his personal model.
  7. Out of curiosity, did they ever make these with dirty pictures? I imagine they would have been a hit with 19th century sailors.
  8. I finally got around to setting the neck on this one. I found it helpful to keep in mind the concept that it’s a very slight dovetail joint. Paying attention to the angles of the opening seemed to help tighten things up a bit. I’m pretty happy with how the crown heel turned out.
  9. 1740's photos from Bruce Carlson
  10. Would this adjustment involve carving away at the kidney and heart on one side more than the other?