• Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About Byrdbop

  • Rank
    Junior Member
  1. What has happened here?

    Purfling and edge on other side fine however there is a crack to the top that is in line with the area the left mounting would have sat.
  2. How to judge violin sound ?

    Interesting. I own 2 violins. To the players ear one sounds warm and the other harsh/metallic, unless a mute is used and then it sounds very pleasing. However the latter violin projects in a very different way to the former. The harshness is no longer present and boy does it project. The former sounds muted and lacking clarity/dynamics. Both violins are superbly responsive so enjoyable to play however if not using a mute I would have to use earplugs as the volume & harshness of the better projecting violin is painful.
  3. This worries me

    Thanks. I'll use sparingly.
  4. This worries me

    I'm fearful of material catching on this edge and a sizeable amount of wood snapping off. Is the cracking repairable or will this section need to be replaced?
  5. Delicate f-holes

    Very interesting thank you
  6. Delicate f-holes

    This old post provides very interesting points of view in regards to the history of and subtle differences in sound hole design and how this may effect tone.
  7. Delicate f-holes

    The top has very high arch and directly from above the f holes look distorted somewhat. It's too dark to take better pictures and flash doesn't help as reflects back from the finish.
  8. Delicate f-holes

    It doesn't? How do you know this?
  9. Delicate f-holes

    I don't understand the meaning ? Is your pithy comment inferring that I'm arrogant or simply an ignoramus? I find aspects of the design of my little violin intriguing that is all and this intrigue leads me on to questions regarding the methodology/planning in making a violin. Why choose this f-hole design rather than another?
  10. Delicate f-holes

    I'm not suggesting they are of the same quality.
  11. Delicate f-holes

    An example of 'early Italian' would be Andrea Amati. I can't look at instruments as a whole as I'm way to anal to simply play them. Mass produced indicates a blueprint to be adhered to. An Amati would be as good a blueprint as any.
  12. Delicate f-holes

    And does the f-hole design have a noticeable effect on the tone or projection?
  13. Delicate f-holes

    Is it not typical of early Italian violins also? I'm intrigued as to why later makers would copy this more seemingly primitive design. To produce a particular tone? A homage to particular violins or to fool the prospective buyer? The idea that it is simply a random choice doesn't sit well with me.
  14. Delicate f-holes

    Ahh but this looks like a unique design whereas the example I offer can be found on other violins. With a cursory Google image search it seems that some 17th Century violins had this small wing design with a broader body/stem{?) but seemingly rarely found on later violins. My violin is probably from the 19th Century so intrigued as to why the f-holes have this design. I'm assuming the person who cut the f-holes was working from a template or copying a violin in his/her possession.