Jwillis

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    new Strad recordings

    Anyone know when this project is supposed to be completed?
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    Install bridge or sound post first ??

    I just had two soundposts done at the shop in town. One highly arched top and the other a strad model. Both were beautifully done and fitted just right. It was 70 something and that included tax. Not a slumpy shop. They have a beautiful selection of old and modern bows and instruments. My usual lutherier, (not part of this shop) told me that he loses symphony business if he lets his price list get too old (low). People ship their instruments to New York, etc....
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    Install bridge or sound post first ??

    Yep, Ohio gotta love it.
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    Install bridge or sound post first ??

    Yes that makes it more difficult. So if push comes to shove I’m sure you’ll get it done. I like the sense of accomplishment when working on your own instruments. I’ve just gotten lazy over the years;)
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    Install bridge or sound post first ??

    It costs around 20-30 bucks to get a sound post cut and installed around here. I’d highly recommend just taking it in ( plus it gives a a reason to check out all the new stuff in the shop;).
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    email notifications

    Perhaps you are following someone and seeing their posts?
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    Interesting french(?) cello

    Obviously better quality than pressed wood ha
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    Interesting french(?) cello

    Reminds me of medio fino (JTL) varnish. Too bad the pictures don’t give a little more detail.
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    Giant bugs of Dominica?

    Just not creeping around in my instruments...
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    Giant bugs of Dominica?

    I’m not sure why this seems so creepy to me. I have the strange impulse to smash it and throw it in the fireplace so as not to have the monster bug attack in the middle of the night.
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    Zygmuntovich at Tarisio

    Ha ha ha yes
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    Zygmuntovich at Tarisio

    Well the reserve is off already
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    Zygmuntovich at Tarisio

    Big demand and the instant gratification of just getting the instrument ( no wait list) I’m betting that it may go higher than commissioning a new one. The auction house also has the connections and client list to drum up way more excitement than perhaps just an individual. I may be way off just my first impression.
  14. Straight, no cracks, the frog runs smooth as if it has had maintenance before. I noticed when I took it apart how well it came apart. I already pillaged another old bow for its abalone dot and worked it in. Off for a rehair tomorrow;)