MikeV

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  1. MikeV

    Violin/Scroll Origin?

    Only because I"ve been told you can tell the most about the origin of a violin based on the way the scroll has been carved. I can post a few more photos. The violin itself is unlabeled.
  2. MikeV

    Violin/Scroll Origin?

    From unlabeled violin.
  3. MikeV

    Type of pegs?

    Thanks! that's a significant difference in weight.
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    Type of pegs?

    Thanks for the insight. How heavy are these things? Will it cause an issue with the instruments balance?
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    Type of pegs?

    So, should be fairly simple to replace with standard pegs assuming they haven't been abused? I was looking at how large the end of the pins look, but maybe they are like gaskets on the end?
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    Type of pegs?

    I don't have a picture of the pegbox handy.
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    Four Piece Back

    four piece back or cracks? Not sure what's going on here.
  8. MikeV

    1916 Carlo Oddone violin??

    Who made good sounding violins?
  9. MikeV

    1916 Carlo Oddone violin??

    That's good to know, how did they become so famous?
  10. MikeV

    1916 Carlo Oddone violin??

    That thought should never cross your mind.
  11. MikeV

    Strobel/Eastman connection?

    Know if the Otto Benjamin line is Eastman? If so, equivalent by number? ML-300 VL-305?
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    Strobel/Eastman connection?

    Is this a marketing thing? I don't find much talk about Strobel, but a few claims that they are essentially Eastman violins with corresponding numbering. Meaning the Strobel ML 300 is equivalent to the Eastman VL-305. Anyone have any insight?
  13. Exactly what you're saying. If it has ill fitting bridges or it's a student instrument, it's likely it's a poor violin. If it were a nice playing instrument, wouldn't this have been a non issue?
  14. Is this damage a sign the violin has poor sound?