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  1. As seen above, quite a bit is regional/ shop differences/specialties for me (haven't finished one of my own), next to nil interest in violas Cellos are a massive hit especially with adult beginners fractional size violins are next my sale ratio is probably 3 cellos: 2 fractionals: 1 full size violin: 0 viola
  2. Could be anytime since as discussed above. I still have 3 in the white that need varnishing dating from the '70s- '80s.
  3. let's just put some things in perspective with other diseases and the number accidentally strangled in bed informative video
  4. Love em or hate them, I think TwoSet has done a lot of good for the classical music in terms of appreciation and awareness; even how to properly get into playing. Just look under every single video on youtube for some LingLing comment etc. They've got, I think, over 2 mil subscribers now
  5. Came across this in my internet rambles Has anyone had experience using one of these? Thoughts?
  6. Just grab a spare neck from the rubbish heap that has a neck root slightly bigger and matches more or less. Then you just need to worry about the button.
  7. Hope you all can look back on 2019 with 2020 vision...... Thanks all!
  8. I agree with everyone who's posted. To answer the question, yes, you can find a decent violin at auction. However, you need to gauge if spending the time reading, learning, searching, etc. for violins is cheaper than spending the money. Reality is that the well known auctions whether trustworthy or not have many people scanning through with the same intent and varying degrees of expertise. The best way to find an instrument that is worth 10x what you paid is to spend several months to a year or more watching your local backwater auction that's still offline and doesn't know a wooden shoe from a violin. Then be prepared to pay for repairs.
  9. Really? Nearly 200usd for a kay tailpiece? At least you get 30% off.
  10. the peg box looks pretty bad too, at very least need the peg holes need bushing
  11. Ah, just thought I'd try find out who the lucky fellow was.
  12. Not to mention the 'professional level sounding violin made from solid woods' you can get for $99 and free shipping
  13. is this from that violin makers basement that sold for $5 with 3 unfinished violins and a bunch of other tools last month?
  14. It would also be helpful, as some already do with type of pictures needed for identification, to have a sort of title script so that all the threads are searchable. For example, instead of 'interesting violin' or 'Sergio De Paoli violin' maybe [insert country/attributed country] violin/viola/cello/bass, attributed to [maker, shop, importer] that way we have a predictable searchable format without offending anyone, besides we can call out people who don't follow the standardized titles to change it. And have it added to Rue's 'How to Photograph.....' Is there a better format for clarity and ease of using the search function ? Ideas?
  15. Sorry to resurrect but you are correct. Online it does seem to go by uzbek rubab, rabab along with a host of other names but the only Wikipedia page that matches what I have is the rawap a Uyghur Chinese instrument that has influenced several variants causing the confusion. Of interest to note is that the rawap underwent a transformation in the early 1930's to steel strings as apposed to the traditional gut strings because players wanted a more soloist and virtuoso sound. They also converted to the western scale at that time. Kinda reminds one of the violin etc.