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  1. Sorry folks, it’s me again! I have found these on few fiddles I’ve been setting up for myself to play. These are just a few examples I have seen. Definitely Markneukirchen trade (in my amateur opinion). They tick all the boxes on other threads I’ve found on here. Do the Roman numerals represent anything on them? The grade? Maker so they can be identified and get paid when they finish them etc? Matching a top to a rib garland, or vice versa? Thank you for your time.
  2. No need for a full identification just yet; Let us just concentrate on the scroll. Blank Face, what makes you think that, features, feelings, expectations, etc?
  3. Can anyone tell me anything about this style of delta in the first photograph? Is it indicative of any region or time period? I have not seen anything like it before, though my experience is very limited compared to you folks. I can post more photographs of the whole instrument if you would like, but I thought I would just start with these. Please let me know.
  4. Something found it tasty!
  5. I like this! I haven't fount anything that interesting. My best one being "Belly made from 200 year old wood". The violin dated 1884.
  6. I quite like the basic scroll. Instead of the usual extra turn that seems to have been added over the years to many copies, this one has lost a half turn.
  7. The top nut is quite pleasing to my eyes. :-)
  8. Coo

    German Head

    If by any chance you are selling the 'A' peg, shoot me a PM. I'm looking to complete some sets for historical instruments.
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    Violin ID request.

    Here are a couple more photographs. This time under CFL and incandescent lighting. I've been experimenting with different lighting to try to more accurately re-create colour.
  10. Coo

    Violin ID request.

    I will endeavour to do a much better my shed :-D
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    Violin ID request.

    Thank you all for the replies. I should have added, that it is fully blocked and lined, separate bass bar, all very neat inside. Whilst I'm here I have another question. Why is there paper in the neck mortice? It has caused the joint to fail, and I can't see the reason for it being there...
  12. Dear all This violin has come my way. What I do know about it; It was sold in Aberdeen Scotland around about 1910. Label inside reads 'Adjusted and sold by P.G. Milne, Aberdeen.' According to Rattray, Morris and Honeyman he made nice violins, but this must be one of the trade instruments he imported. Can anybody tell me the possible origin of this violin? In my humble opinion it is quite nice. Nice weight, neat finish etc. I'm looking forward to playing it.
  13. Can't really see from the photo's, but can you take some clear ones of the pegbox? Does the fluting go down the back to the chin?
  14. Hello I am looking for information as to what sort of wood-boring worm/insect has caused this damage to a cello. The cello has been in Dominica for over 10 years, and has recently been brought back to the UK in a shipping contained which was supposedly fumigated. These track marks, approx 10mm wide, have recently appeared. I can't see an entry point, but with a bright torch it is possible to see missing wood along the marks. It's a cheap instrument, which will be getting binned (or preferably burned), but it would be nice if I could tell the owner something about which species might have caused this. Thanks for any help you can give
  15. I was quite disappointed when my copy arrived a few years back. I don't feel it is useful for identification purposes, and definitely not as interesting as the rev. Morris and Honeyman books. I've taken a couple of photographs of the book, opened at a random page to try an give you a taste of the writing. Hopefully the photographs attach and are readable. Best wishes