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  1. Delabo

    Stradivari's secret was a concept?

    Sounds great to me !
  2. Delabo

    Stradivari's secret was a concept?

    So why do they all look shiny and new in YouTube videos ? Have they all been re-varnished ?
  3. Delabo

    Stradivari's secret was a concept?

    Pretty much sums it up. A world class violin soloist who can find all the tonal variation and expression needed in a non Italian - non 18th century - violin.
  4. Delabo

    Stradivari's secret was a concept?

    In that case, this thread really is about a "concept" - a mental abstraction of an idealized Stradivarius violin. Such a violin never really existed in reality. In many ways, a a David Burgess violin , built on a lifetime of knowledge of this idealized conceptual violin, is an improvement on the original. Better really, as it is still likely to be in good playing condition for a couple of hundred years at least.
  5. Delabo

    Stradivari's secret was a concept?

    Is there one soloist in the world who plays an authentic strad ? One which has never had its neck removed and exchanged for a non-strad - no - wedge - longer neck part ? One which still has its iron nails ? One which has never been re-graduated by a well meaning luthier ? Over varnished or routinely touched up ? Genuine gut strings ? Etc,etc,etc.... Can such an antique violin still be called a strad ? What exactly is this thread about ?
  6. Delabo

    Thoughts about a this violin

    Have you looked inside to see if it is branded "LW" ? It has a notch below the bottom rib which indicates that the rib was always in two pieces. The varnish is nice. I doubt the ebony pins are original. Jacob will be along presently to tell you what it is
  7. And another German Karl Hermann,this time as an "Angelo Serafino" better quality violin..................
  8. Delabo

    Low end Markie?

    Hi reg, Is the purfling, ink, scribed, or real ? The blacks seem very thin. It would be interesting to know what the varnish was made of ? Is this a 20th century modern varnish, or did some 19th century varnishes flake in the same way as this has ? Is the back wood really flamed, (look inside the violin) or is it a faux effect ?
  9. Delabo

    Mystery Violin Quality-??

    The pictures are not sufficient to be sure of what it is. Better pics of the corners and bottom bout at the pin would help. Is it a one piece bottom rib or split ? The back of the scroll does not appear to have a delta,which is good. One piece back is nice,but does it have a crack to to the bass bar side ? The front looks like it may have a sound post crack which is obviously not so good. The neck root appears to be grafted,so a better pic of that would help. Then its over to the experts here to tell you more.
  10. Delabo

    Stradivari's secret was a concept?

    A couple of days ago I was feeling for vibrations with my fingertips all over the violin while bowing different strings, and noted that the c-bout ribs had a definite vibration. Less so in the rest of the rib structure.
  11. Delabo

    Stradivari's secret was a concept?

    I have no idea, I just googled it and posted without researching it. I was intrigued when the idea was first posted and intend to research it later. The idea that sound can travel through a vacuum does not sound right though. But as atoms are composed of electromagnetic fields there might be some truth to it. Or not ? Perhaps the original poster will enlighten us later.
  12. Delabo

    Stradivari's secret was a concept?

    A quick google later............. "Is sound electromagnetic? Sound is a wave of pressure (mechanical wave). Hence, it requires a medium to propagate. EM waves are a form of energy emitted and absorbed by charged particles transmitted as oscillating electric and magnetic fields. They can travel through vacuum too."
  13. Delabo

    Stradivari's secret was a concept?

    How are you going to ever compare your new violin with a new strad to find out ? Time travel ? Maybe go to Oxford in the UK and get the nice curator to let you compare yours with the Messiah ? Even then its a 300 year old violin, and possibly made by a frenchman. And then there would be the inevitable competition to find out who gets the gold medal or the silver. Not to mention the blind test.
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    Stradivari's secret was a concept?

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    Stradivari's secret was a concept?

    Not ALL the top soloists. You seem to be leaving out the ones who insisted that only a very early Amati or Brescian that was at least a hundred years old was any good. They likely said.........these new contemporary Stradivari's will need to age before they will be a match for those old violins