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Nathan Gonzales

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  1. Oh ok. I think we're going to keep the whole thing anyway
  2. Oh ok thanks, yeah we've been told that the violin isn't worth fixing, we were just wondering what country it came from and how old it was and thought we could just get a sound post, nut and strings and just use it as it is. It was lent to someone in around the 1950s or 1960s and came back in this condition with bora in it. The case was got later.
  3. Also does anyone know about the bow? It has Bausch written on the side. Would it be worth fixing?
  4. Hi I have my grandfathers violin here which his grandfather bought secondhand around 1890. Does anyone know the aprox age or country? It has painted purfling and no corner blocks. The sound post and nut are missing, I think the nut was ivory. Thanks
  5. I only paid $150 NZD for it and it will probably cost that much or more to repair it, we took another cello in to get the backboard re glued an it cost just over $100 and with the other things that need doing to my one it might cost quite a bit more. I will get the necessary things fixed (since I cant afford a new cello) but I don't want to spend more than what its worth.
  6. It says Waikowhai Intermediate it's a school in South Auckland, New Zealand. Its Māori, wai means water and Kowhai is a kind of tree. Dont know what the extra I is for... And yes the ball is about to go into the hoop :-D
  7. Hi I have this cello I bought in 2013 for $150NZD. I think the strings are a bit too high, 8mm on the A string and 10mm on the C string, and I was thinking of getting the bridge made a bit lower, also because the bridge doesn't seem to fit the cello properly. but then I noticed the back is starting to come off and will need fixing. Does anyone know what kind of cello it is and if it would worth fixing? I know it's a cheap one, the fingerboard isn't ebony but the purfling is real. Thanks!
  8. Ive just uploaded a few more photos because I just saw the How to photograph an instrument for identifcation purposes post that I didn't see before. I've also taken a couple of photos of the bow since people were wondering about it.
  9. What do you guys think of the bridge? Its bending towards the fingerboard even though the bridge feet are flat on the violin, do you think it needs changing and would it be worth it?
  10. Thanks for all the replies :-) Is there any other details I should take photos of to make it easier to identify?
  11. It didn't have a bow so one was just taken from another violin. Its made in Japan.
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