El Duce

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  1. El Duce

    Bow I/D.

    Thanks Blank face. Running my fingers around the end of the lapping it feels slightly octagonal for about 1 - 1.5 cms. Stick is reddish.
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    Violin I/D help please

    okay thank you. Ask a stupid question I deserve that response... Didn't appreciate Markneukirchen was also cottage based as I had noted that for other regions from other discussions on MN. Duely noted and thanks it is all good as it helps me.
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    Violin I/D help please

    Better photos in case it helps point towards any possible makers
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    Bow I/D.

    Thanks Jacob - that worked a treat. Better photos and no numerals...Interested to know more if possible as to possible schools/makers...thank you
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    Violin I/D help please

    Thank you very much Jacob.
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    Violin I/D help please

    Bit mucky and in need of cleaning up still. Seems nicely made and I like the scroll. Not the best photos but hopefully good enough.
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    Bow I/D.

    Sadly missing it's adjuster but I would be interested to know more about it. Seems nicely made to me but the screw is fused and I don't want to risk damaging with brute force in search of Roman numerals if it is potentially decent. Is Coca Cola the solution to loosen it or WD40?
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    Old Label advice

    Seeking advice for cleaning muck off an old Label inside the violin. Trying a gentle artists brush but no luck...is rice gently swished around a big no no? Or should I continue with the brush? Thanks in advance and if you need photos of the violin before answering let me know.
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    Bow with no ferrule

    That's great - thank you Nik Kyklo & Blank face. First time I have encountered one of these... much appreciated.
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    Bow with no ferrule

    Interested to hear any thoughts on this bow as I haven't seen one without a ferrule before.
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    Bow marked France

    Great thank you fiddlecollector. Much appreciated.
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    Bow marked France

    Hi I'm a bit sceptical of this but interested to hear thoughts. Light coloured bow marked FRANCE on the back underside of the stick. The adjuster is pinned and the frog has French stylistic traits but the adjuster has no ebony. Be interested to hear people's thoughts as to origin. Thanks.
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    Violin I/D

    Thank you all for your feedback. Much appreciated.
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    Violin I/D

    Thanks Blank Face - and I stand corrected re comment .. not enough coffee this morning led to that unwarranted comment slipping through.
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    Violin I/D

    Thank you Jacob. Guessing the blocks don't do it for you then.. I have taken photos of the C bout joins. The edgework of the violin is quite pronounced and rolled (for want of a better description) and the scroll seems deeply fluted on the back. Inside of the pegbox seems more reddish than yellow. More photos..