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  1. Thank you, good point! And thanks to everybody else.
  2. Agreed, please tell me more!
  3. Probably yes, in violin making. Perhaps not so, in political terms. In every empire, you look either up or down. So the welch and scotch...
  4. And more , maybe somebody wishes to comment on lower saddle originaal design - the convex inlet into the lower rib.
  5. Well, there is a Mr Zyka senior, too, but I agree: if it goes that far as 1850 - no this connection, most likely. But please refer to my original question. If you put Shönbach and rest of the XIX ct Bohemia in the same box, I rest my case. If not, I would ask further. Prague was always a wannabe Wien. Wha about Brünn? Is it a bob?
  6. Jacob, you kind of keep on pedalling the obviously ponitless Jaura label, I was curious to learn, whether it was probaly by Mr Zyka himself. Of Brünn.
  7. I do not attach any significance to this "Jaura" label. I have not even studied Jaura labels' design, because the print of it seems so rastered and fake to me. Mr Jaura did not own his kind of printer, I am afraid. There is a tiny possibility, however, that who ever inserted the Jaura label, actually thought it was Jaura's...
  8. Hi there, This violin bears a bad copy of W T Jaura label and F Zyka jun (Brno) repair label and inscription from 1970s. Could it be that it never actually left Brno or does it show more Schönbach marks? Some of you might think that it does not matter anyhow, but I would gladly learn more. Violin shows intensive use marks but it is still pity that Mr Zyka decided to retouch it so massively that it looks more or less over-varnished. I think it is BOB, although not completely sure. Sorry for bad photos, as usual.
  9. Very good, indeed! Hope to see more...
  10. Still interesting. I wonder if anyone has an example (photo?) of what came out of the milling machine, before any further work?
  11. But still, would the different arching pattern (belly vs back) exclude the machine?
  12. Was it Josef Müller, by any chance? Is this one, too, machined? They must have had then different cutting profiles for bellies and backs?
  13. Thank you! I have this kind of insert/replacement in one of my violins, but mine is not Rogeri, rather something Bohemian...
  14. Somebody posted on previous page an example, where saddle is let 6...8 mm into lower rib as an ebony curve or semicircle - do you know where does this fashion come from?
  15. So you are confident that prancing costumed performers on electric strings won't take eventually over Beethoven, Brahms and Bruch? I have seen one doing Barber and Paganini, not yet on electric, though. But I generally agree - the mainstream classical lot is way too conservative to go this way anytime soon.
  16. Well, digital technologies of today allow a lot more "sound improvement" than just power, already. So at some point the perfect "box" is rendered useless? And what about skills...
  17. No, I am actually asking for nothing, I know it pretty well and have no strong feelings about it (in either direction). I was just curious, as you put this repertoire next to crap and Kristen seemed to a Suzuki teacher. I kind of like this parallel topic in this thread it has gone the usual way anyhow...
  18. Well, you specifically addressed the Suzuki repertoire, thats why I asked, what was so wrong with it.
  19. But of course! but could this be, in principle, possible? would the royal court advertise such details regarding a gift?