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    Sebastian Kloz violin

    Thank you Jacob All very interesting So they did the same label 'badge engineering' in Bavaria as well? It is a lovely instrument and (DF allowing?) it sound beautiful!
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    Sebastian Kloz violin

    Thank you all - hope I can bring this back on track. I enclose a pic of the label and the Chanot certificate. There is also a note on a William H Luff letterhead who sold this violin in1961 stating 'violin by Sebastian Kloz' ( Does anyone know of this dealer?) I trust these photos are better! The PDF at the end is the certificate 201902190938.pdf
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    Sebastian Kloz violin

    Thank you all. The violin is at work so will try and answer questions on Monday and I shall send pics of the label and certificate. If necessary i could take it to Martin or even to Jacob Jacob I have read all the threads which is really why I posted this! I don't make any pretence to be an expert but I have never seen anything quite like this
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    Sebastian Kloz violin

    Yep sowwy - will do!
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    Sebastian Kloz violin

    Thank you BF - what details shall I concentrate on please? I will use a better camera
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    Sebastian Kloz violin

    Ok folks, I have read everything I can on Kloz and absorbed the threads dealing with fakes, fake labels etc but could this be genuine? The photos don't do it justice really Some features: very narrow at the top of the peg box; bushed pegholes; neck graft (genuine); one piece rib with Mittenwald notch; wear to the right of the chinrest? ...also a certificate from Joseph Chanot 1922 but the label is very dark and difficult to read dated 1766 Some features that have made me pause is that it is in almost too well-preserved condition, and the button has no ebony crown (could that be from the neck graft) Be very grateful for comments
  7. Thank you all I will ask the owner to bring it back and will take better pictures It really is a bit unusual!
  8. This guy just walked in with this fiddle, but it had me baffled. The one feature was that the neck and scroll had been very short and was replaced (he claims) by Andrew Dipper. He had the original short neck and broken scroll in the case! Be glad of opinions - could it be rural English? I only had 5 minutes to take pics on my phone sorry! See the uneven button
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    A dream deferred...

    Not to prolong this thread, but I just thought these are of interest? The first one has bigger drawers below in which are the Cello singles The next is the violin bow cabinets - an old University architects plan store to which we fitted dividers The third the rosins, mutes, etc - all the small stuff!
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    A dream deferred...

    This is our string cabinet for singles (not sets) Old banking hall filing system!
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    Ivory frogs

    All snake wood!
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    Wolff bros violin

    Any good? I haven't heard it yet!
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    Ivory frogs

    After the ticking-off by Rue, I went through the bows cabinets and found three! I shall henceforth revere them with due diligence