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    Violin ID

    I don't have more photos or measurements, nor I have seen it in person. Is it possible to identify it from these photos? Thanks
  2. In this photo marked to where flutings go. Doesn't materials of blocks and linings says anything? Are there some features that exclude Prague?
  3. LOB is 350mm, linings, probably plum or cherry wood, are let into corner blocks but without pointy ends(would that exclude Mittenwald?). Neck block and end block are made of some hardwood, different than linings(no reddish colour), maybe lime?Corner blocks are spruce. There are no locating pins on back.Dark red-brown varnish I think would match all Prague, Mittenwald or Wien. Fingerboard is ebony vaneered spruce, there is pin roughly where neck root meet block going through fingerboard to neck root. Top is one piece, quite wide grained. Label says Louis Bausch in Meissen. Found nothing about such maker but Meissen is closer to Prague than Mittenwald. Could it be made in Prague? Possibly something like Strnad? What is age of it? ca 1800-1850?
  4. Is that it?
  6. I think that should be used very sharp scraper and run it in right direction, not with much pressure
  7. If I remember correctly, Karel Vavra in Prague have one displayed in his shop as decoration, but I don't know how old or original it is.
  8. Pluck of course, I imagine it sound like viola when you bow it
  9. Since it looks that VdA missed this thread, how does it sound?
  10. Thank you again for nice photos. I think everybody would like to see all step by step photos.