Geigenbauer

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  1. I am following this discussion and trying to learn. Just wanted to point out that the STRAD 3D material has longitudinal CT scans of the three violins for comparison in the "image - 3violinsCT-compare" folder. These scans appear to be a bit off-center (the end pins are not visible). The top scan (not sure which violin it is) appears to show a bit of sinking at the bridge and maybe (?) some bulging?
  2. 102 and 103 next to each other for comparison.
  3. Just my two cents: I use lab glass beakers for cooking varnish and cover them with aluminum wrap if I want a lid. I would personally not use an Erlenmeyer flask because I think it would make it difficult to deal with foaming/frothing. It would be difficult to stir the varnish in the flask and the taper toward the top would make the froth rise very fast (I think).
  4. The question rang a bell... When you look on the website of "The Strad" you can find an article termed "7 tips for perfecting purfling". Jan Spidlen describes how he creates "scarf joints" in the C-bout purfling.
  5. Rue, I found your picture here: https://www.akg-images.com/archive/-2UMDHU8IX0AD.html The description says "Christian Ferras playing on his Stradivari “Le Président” from 1721". I could not find the instrument on Tarisio though. Not sure if it also known under a different name.
  6. Looks French to me. But unusual wood. Definitely not pernambuco.
  7. Looking great Don. Thanks for sharing!
  8. I think this software was also mentioned in the previous thread. I have not tried it. http://www.magicprobe.net/mag-ic-probe-software-1/
  9. Although I am apparently lacking common sense then, I will say that I have tried both: carving plates by hand as well as designing plates in a CAD software and cutting them on a CNC. IMHO both ways are not easy...;-)
  10. I will add my two cents: I believe great looking and great sounding violins can be made with quite different approaches (or anything in-between): - They can be made by makers that use all hand tools as well as by those that use the latest power tools/technology (including CNCs). - They can be made by those that cook their own varnish and make their own pigments as well as by those that buy commercial varnish and pigments. - They can be made by those that read and embrace the latest science as well as those that rely solely on experience and intuition. In the end, I t
  11. Looks like one to me. It is probably a high-end model with a near perfect energy to heat production response relationship. $2K plus. * just being jealous because I don't have a nice microphone...;-)
  12. Just guesses: First line: no idea Second line: Geigen... Third line: ....an Forth line: der Isar 1860
  13. This problem made me think of this cute little animal.. I want the egg-laying woolly milk sow.
  14. I came across this old thread while looking for information about one of my own bows. I bought it new >15 years ago and never had any work done on it. I am including some pictures. I hope this will be helpful for anyone else looking for information about these bows.