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  1. If I did that to a violin I suppose I would try to hide it, too.
  2. Hi TK1, Thanks again for your follow-up. I apologize, but this point is not clear to me. Did Phillip Injeian write a certificate that in his opinion it is an authentic Stradivarius violin? Or something else?
  3. No, it is not. That is just an imitation of the symbol that Stradivarius put on his labels.
  4. Looks like the style of German violin that would have a Wilhelm Duerer or Eduard Reichert label. Note the pinched BoB rib joins, small corners, and purfling running very close to the edge.
  5. You can buy one for $34,100. https://www.etsy.com/TopoArts/listing/1104584282/violin-fuoco-fire-made-out-of-olive-wood
  6. Hey, thanks for dropping in! I have a few questions: "Authenticity" as what? Did he write a certificate? "Agreed with Ratcliff" about what? What were the date results of the dendrochronology analyses? What @jacobsaunders asked. I am sure that there is. Care to share it? What you have shared so far raises more questions than it answers.
  7. Thanks for the clarification. Do you think Roths were made using an outside mold? Heberleins? Fickers? It would still surprise me if they used outside molds, but I suppose that is because of my own set of assumptions.
  8. Because I have never seen a Roth with a one piece bottom rib, and I assumed that he was following the Italian style of using an inside mold.
  9. Yes, the rib joins were often filed back. In the second violin, it appears from the pictures that the rib joins extended to the corners, but were filed back which squared them off.
  10. Can you post pictures? That would be quite surprising.
  11. Definetly. No corner blocks.
  12. For one thing, the rib corners are pinched and extend into the corners indicating that it was "built on the back" construction from Markneukirchen.
  13. GeorgeH

    Strad label

    Do you mean original to the violin when it was made or was it added later? It would be easier to tell if the picture showed more of the area around the label. There are some hints that there is a footprint from an earlier larger label. And as @jacobsaunders says, beware of darkened labels.
  14. One with integral corner blocks here: https://maestronet.com/forum/index.php?/topic/338726-jackson-guldan-violin-inside-and-out/&do=findComment&comment=772569
  15. Note that the bottom of the OP's label has been cut away. Picts of interior JG here (caution: ugly) https://maestronet.com/forum/index.php?/topic/338726-jackson-guldan-violin-inside-and-out/
  16. “The fifth maker whose instruments can be found all over America is the Jackson-Guldan Company. The Jackson-Guldan factory made what I believe are the only violins ever to have been made completely by machinery. They made thousand and thousands of them, proving to me at least that violins should be made by hand.” David Bromberg, from a lecture on American Violin Makers in 2007.
  17. Charitable donation for the seller, and buyer is supporting the charity.
  18. Looks like they're sleeping together, so must be good.
  19. Sure enough. Just ask Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal.
  20. Actually, "ridden hard and put away wet" is an American colloquialism meaning that something was used hard and not taken care of. It originates from riding a horse hard causing it to sweat, and then stabling it without drying, brushing and grooming it properly; hence the horse was "ridden hard and put away wet," which is not healthy for the horse.
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