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  1. It's a 'Guarneri' copy, it's sposed to look weird.
  2. We all have to start somewhere.
  3. I suppose everyone develops their own technique and it will still be identifiable long after they have passed.
  4. Is speed of sound in the spruce of lesser importance than 1 2 and 3?
  5. Do all varnishes darken after 100 years?
  6. It makes people disappear.
  7. Agreed. If the board is too thin, the board and neck can bow, thereby increasing the scoop.
  8. That crack going towards the sound post though...
  9. That doesn't look like Pernambuco, more like Chakte Viga. It's inferior wood. Demand a refund.
  10. Maybe it's a trick of perspective, but that neck angle looks awfully steep.
  11. Was Peter being diplomatic in his report? Perhaps suggesting that the tree was alive in Stradivari's time, but felled somewhat after 1737?
  12. I wonder if he used local spruce and sycamore maple?
  13. That's the relative minor key. Easier to understand. I can't figure out his solo playing. He had his own unique style. His music is simple and sophisticated. He's very unpretentious. He would rather joke than have an intellectual discussion.
  14. I'm a bit late to the party and missed all the fun, but this post helps make sense of it all. Thanks Delabo. The OP violin is obviously built on back construction but made with very nice wood. Yes It's obviously an imported instrument.
  15. In Synesthasiac terms D flat major starts on a pale blue tonic. Whereas B flat major begins on a deep purple. This is the reason Why Deep Purple Guitarist Ritchie Blackmore wrote his most famous song Smoke on the water in the enharmonic equivalent key A# major. Hope this helps
  16. Why do they cut the hair? Completely pointless. Still not found one yet?
  17. They weigh over 100 grams. They were roughed out in a matter of minutes. They sound as rough as they look A well carved belly from Schönbach/Markneukirchen typically weighs 70 grams and has a pleasing sound. I'm not advocating regraduation, just stating the obvious.
  18. https://maestronet.com/forum/index.php?/topic/348450-del-gesù-template/
  19. It's your first attempt so keep going. It's all good practice. Good work so far.
  20. I have only seen photos, but he has superb carving skills in imitating the famous makers in many details. It's very nice. But if it was American it would have had a label. For a faker, wouldn't an unlabelled instrument be used, i.e. Chinese or Eastern European?
  21. Two different instruments. Old and new. If the neck is longer, should the plates be thicker? Is a 60-65g belly better for a 229-330mm string length than 70-75?
  22. What's the Latin for "Restore, don't improve"? And what about "Invasive surgery only when absolutely essential"?
  23. Even if you could do it yourself with minimal damage, there is still no good reason to remove the belly, just to look at the linings from above.
  24. A nailed on neck 1cm shorter?
  25. So, no scraper? What about burnishing?
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