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  1. Eloffe

    Opinion sought on very old violin

    looking at the images makes me wonder if it is normal for that amount of belly wood to be torn off when it is removed?
  2. Eloffe

    Amazing deal?

    The bidding details are private seller may have not sold it
  3. Eloffe

    Your worst buy on Ebay

    I always look at their other items if they are selling dehydrated water i wont buy their violins
  4. Eloffe

    C Mennégand violin (?)

    1) not in my opinion 2)German corners, pegbox, and scroll boss 3) no faux, graft[neck to pegbox]
  5. Eloffe

    Another violin ID quiz

    Old violin House-China
  6. Eloffe

    Dodd, English or Germany?

  7. Eloffe

    Which violin to choose

    none of those violins are worth anywhere near $15k
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    Single instrument auction

    all instruments with speculative investment potential will rise in value, there is such a surplus of investment funds [private and commercial] that compete for performance growth that they will increasingly see the better early violins as an appreciating asset
  9. Eloffe

    New find

    can you please explain the significance of the delta
  10. Eloffe

    Ornati copy by Mario Gadda?

    at least he was not a very stable genius
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    f hole mystery

    also.............. back length is 755mm [lessbutton] button is original designs are ink or paint [not inlay] back is one piece, not maple, very plain even grain ribs appear to be cut down in height assuming the side designs were symmetrical
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    f hole mystery

    photos as requested, the scroll while in itself is very interesting is not directly related to the body i think the idea that the f holes have been enlarged is very likely given the notches are not even thanks for your input so far and in advance for any more
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    f hole mystery

    that is a possibility that has not been considered before thank you
  14. Eloffe

    f hole mystery

    After extensive research on-line and in various publications I am unable to find any maker"s f hole pattern that matches this one i am hoping someone on this forum may be able to recognize the style or maker