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    Thank you Garth, very interesting, indeed..!! Some features similar, some not... What did Rampal say in your case?
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    Thanks, everyone!
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    Any other comments,or observations?
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    OK, thanks, I see. And I wonder, why was it done in the first place: it appears to be normally doubled on inside, just as the broken neck/button would be repaired, as I guess, nowadays. Perhaps it had an ugly break that damaged wood around button too much...
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    Yes, it is more than crude in some places. Some places on back show even, like, double-purfling or smth of the kind. Could it be (partly) re-purfled? Is it even possible?. Perhaps it started without any purfling at all...
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    Thank you! But would you comment the "brick"?
  7. Conrad Götz, Markneukirchen, perhaps? That would definitely be worth of erasing! Actually not at all; I have one: excellent 100+ y instrument, perfect for an ambitious student. I can't unfortuately compare the label/branding - my CG is actually out: being played.
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    Just scroll or the whole instrument? 18th century as PR suggests? Should I try to picture/show smth more?
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    Grooves on back make it easier to build on back, right? I have learnt here on MN that it was used in many countries/areas, incl France and Italy. Can you tell when and by whom was it used in France? Or was it even a general practice at some point?
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    In the 2nd picture it kind of seems that the back of the pegbox and back of the violin have different colour. It is a trick of the light, they don't differ at all.
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    curris Boldonae prope Bergamum 1755
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    It would be impossible to say regarding plaining away the remnants of TN, without opening - all even and dusty shows camera. At moment there is no need to open. No bee-sting. Italian label, of course...
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    No bee-sting, if you would ask. And Italian label, of course...
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    Greetings, everyone, Please comment on the instrument in pictures, try to establish era and region. I see many details that I would not expect to see in one case-study. In addition to pictures: many repairs inside, some good some sloppy, last belly-glueing is dreadful. Scroll fluting goes to very end. Yet probably BOB (?) or just a criminal re-assembly. No signs (to me) of through-neck. Graft and bushings, varnish retouched in many places. Has apparently spent some time in England, bridge is by William Luff.
  15. Were paper strips used in Mittenwald and Passau as well as Prague and Vienna, late 18 c?