Three13

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  1. For some reason, I get ads for a plus-sized women’s clothing brand when I’m on here. I’m male, and while I could lose 20 pounds, I’ve never cross dressed. I think the algorithms they’re using might be a bit wonky. edited to add - now I have the NRA ad. Google really doesn’t know me.
  2. It was the Larson Brothers - I have several of their guitars that have the slightly bent tops. It definitely imparts a very different character to their sound.
  3. I ended up borrowing a friend's gauge. The question now is whether there I can find anyone good willing to take on this sort of work. I imagine that the whole "angels fear to tread..." cliche applies to regraduating violins.
  4. It seemed to me like 4.5-mm just above the bridge was pretty excessive, but I’m not sure that I have a valid opinion, never having graduated a violin’s top.
  5. She really needs weight watchers - 2.9 to over 4 mm on the top and 3.2 to over 5-mm on the back. :/
  6. Thanks, Jacob - the article was an interesting read. The Mayr violin is gorgeous, which makes me wonder about Schon's work as well. It seems like good information about better makers from Central Europe is sparse (at least where I've been looking).
  7. The one I saw was either ebony or dark rosewood.
  8. The one that I examined had the grain oriented the same way on both plugs, which led me to believe that at some point it was a single dowel that traveled all the way through the front of the pegbox, which would be consistent with WB's suggestion. Does anyone here recall seeing many others? It struck me as pretty unusual when I first saw it.
  9. That makes sense - I wonder why they don't show up with more frequency...
  10. That’s what I was referring to - they seem too small to be for an ordinary peg.
  11. I recently saw a violin that had a small rosewood plug or bushing on either side of the pegbox. It was located about halfway up the side, about 3/16ths from the front edge of the cheek. I spent some time looking online for pegheads with the same feature, and managed to find a few - a Pietro Guarneri of Mantua from 1690, the brothers Amati King Henry IV violin, and all of the instruments that I’ve been able to find from the Charles IX suite by Andrea Amati. Does anyone know what this plug is from? They appear to be later additions, and there appears to be a French connection of some sort in the admittedly small sample that I located. Does anyone have wisdom to share?
  12. Disregard that - I should have phrased it as a question.
  13. I’m sure there are many here who have a lot more experience than I do, but I think you’d want to use the inner edge of the purfling, as that would correspond to the inside of the rib, which is what is in direct contact with the mold.
  14. If you used the outer edge of the purfling, I think you’d end up about where you are.