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Bergonzi

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  1. Does anyone have a copy of the Strad Poster for the Conte-Vitale Guarneri viola? It’s currently out of print ... anyone like to sell one?
  2. Thanks both - I'll keep searching. Maybe someone has a copy of the Gibson plans
  3. I'm trying to find some plans to make a small(ish) viola around 15 1/2 inches. Can anyone help?
  4. Thanks everyone I think I'll just have to start fishing and make my own!
  5. Does anyone know where I can buy some sharkskin - I want to try it as an abrasive and an alternative to sand/glasspaper. I understand that it's sometimes know as Shagreen and may be the skin of a shark, a ray or a dogfish. Any thoughts would be appreciated!
  6. Thanks very much Davide and everyone - plenty to think about there!
  7. Does anyone know of a supplier of Equisetum? It's a type of reed that when dried may be used as an abrasive.
  8. Thanks very much for the advice. I've got the Sacconi book and some Strad posters - I wasn't over impressed with the accuracy of the Strad posters. I've just finished the mould so some way to go yet! Thanks again.
  9. I'm starting to make a Strad pattern violin but haven't any actual size drawings of the neck and scroll. Can anyone recommend somewhere to buy these? I have a few books including 'You can make a Stradivarius Violin' by Joseph Reid but I seem to have lost the scroll and neck drawings page (I made some violins about 25 years ago and am revisiting the art!) Any advice would be much appreciated.
  10. Thanks everyone - sorted and ordered. There were some silly prices out there!!
  11. Can anyone tell me where I can buy a violin rib bending tool in the UK?
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