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  1. Hello Andreas, thanks a lot for your reply-its always good to hear how people like you see and think about instruments. It push me forevard ! You are right about effholes - I " inflate" the model from original measurement 351 to modern 355 mm . after checking effholes position I decide to move them 1 mm down. On my defence I have to say the effholes has correct distance from the edges, on the top and also lower holes ( in ratio ). I surely know the only measurements are not definitely right way ( parts/objects must be in right balance, not just measurement ). For Plowden
  2. Hello, thank for opinion! I agree the antiquing can be very tricky and what I like one day is tommorow too much:-). For next instrument I will be more gentle :-)
  3. Hello, I share here my last piece what I finished now - constructive criticism is welcome!
  4. One year ago, other GdG model...
  5. My last violin , January 2019, Del Gesú. I will be happy for your comments:-)...
  6. Hello after long time:-)! I have to say thank you for your opinion and view. Its very helpful for me, mainly for "real Strad style". I found ( after 15 years of making ) I need rebuild my eye on Strad:-). You right about effholes, I tried to cut something different and I have to say now it was bad way. About fixing the ribs, yes, I normally do this way - keep the ribs on the mould and take it out when the back is glued. I suppose you do it different, right? Scroll - Actually I had a chance to keep the scroll from one modern maker, which has high rating in competitions, so I tried to mak
  7. Hi everybody, here is my last opus, enjoy it and Im looking forward for your view:)!
  8. Many thanks for everybody, I still keep searching for info and all of them are very usefull!
  9. I also try to get as much information as I am able to find about the maker what I copy, but I did not find some much about P.Guarneri, just general things. To get info what kind of sources you use? Books ofcourse, some kind of archives in Italy? I will be really happy to get any more info about this maker. Good to know I can check "Tononi´s" instrument, I will. For top and back I used these gouges ( attached photo ), for scroll I also used flat chisels for pegbox and some more scroll chisels. But think its cool to try make scroll with same tools, I go for it next time :-)...
  10. Hello to Japan, thanks for your comment. Good to know view through the eyes of somebody other! What you wrote about warnish ( too shiny), I agree this kind of surface does not match with true true copies. But, on the other side, customer´s taste can be very diverse - if player will like dim surface, its very easy to do it. You also write P.Guarneri is typical yellow. It could be very hard and tricky try to get "right" character of colour by photos. Unfortunatelly I have no any original P. Guarneri in my action radius so I used pictures. And if you check documents and pictures about P.Gua
  11. Hi, last year I asked people here on Maestronet for informations about P.Guarneri di Venezia. I spent a long time with that ( I am not really supersonic fast maker :)) and this is a result. https://m.facebook.com/jaroslav.kohout.37/albums/10210440710328671/?ref=bookmarks I will be happy for your observations and mentions...
  12. Reeealy thanks for great pictures and for all information. It is very valuable for me!
  13. Hello , thanks for advice, I already read this book. I am looking more for detail photos of his instruments . I have good materials for making violin ( violin Baron Knopp 1743, Cremona Books ), but I want see more :-). For example which wood he used for purfling, lining, blocks, details of pegbox, corners... etc etc.