Jwillis

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  1. Agreed it is a nicer looking trade fiddle to my eye. I like to look of the scroll. Someone spent more time on it
  2. Climbs in the case. I can hardly get my violin out before she is pushing her way in
  3. I’ll admit I have a devoted Maine coon that comes running the minute I pull a violin case open. Like a moth to a flame
  4. Appears that you can still view the concert from their facebook page. Enjoy for those who are interested
  5. It is a rebroadcast of the May 2019 visit to the United States. For those who didn’t make it to the concert
  6. For those who have not seen.... a little entertainment to lift your evening;). https://columbussymphony.com/events/calendar/profile.dT/paganinis-il-cannone-violin-in-concert
  7. Here is one...conservatory violin
  8. I was lucky enough to attend a small master class he did in Columbus Ohio a few years back. He was gracious enough to play a piece of Paganini he had been working on impromptu. Yes, he is hands down one of the most amazing violinists I’ve ever heard. I am fairly certain he was playing on a strad. I will never forget that. It also makes you realize if you practice for the rest of your life it won’t be as good ha Interesting side note: when asked about his bow he mentioned that he uses a very heavy bow. One that could almost fit into the weight of a viola bow..... interesting anyway
  9. Jwillis

    New violin

    I don’t carve my own bridges because I don’t want a crappy looking acoustically poor bridge on my violin. Having someone who has cut countless bridges in their lifetime work one up for you is worth the cost in my humble opinion.
  10. Jwillis

    Violin id

    Ok thanks. I’ve got one I’ll pm you about that I’m also curious about doing a dendro on
  11. Jwillis

    Violin id

    Sorry, trying to resurrect this Id. I can’t get a picture thru the f holes of the corner blocks but they are very precise and sharp looking and let in. Here is what I was describing as “having looked like it was played without a chinrest”. I tried to get some closeups of the antiquing. Also the ribs are exactly 32 mm all the way around. Outside mold? Thanks
  12. Thanks that was fun
  13. Well if my real career doesn’t pan out ....
  14. It’s an Amati. We were way off;) In all seriousness I don’t have any more ideas about who made the violin