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  1. Bownut

    Not a Cuypers

    I am really grateful to all who have given their time and shared their expertise so liberally! I am learning a thing or two indeed! As a player, I regularly ( if a good bit less regularly at the moment!) see first-rate instruments in the hands of colleagues: for instance, I played a concert in Berlin recently and the back row of second violins ( no such thing as a desk, at the moment and we all swap around, playing first and second violin on alternate tours) was a Ferdinand, a Janarius Gagliano and my Parker, with a Guadagnini with other lovelies in the section, too! But, naturally, my collea
  2. Bownut

    Not a Cuypers

    I am afraid I had misremembered or misread the " cornerblockology" Post of August 17, 2013. I have added a picture of the bass-side block, which is clearly longer toward the middle bouts and does not, I think, have linings let in. To answer your other queries: the fluting of the scroll does not go to the " bitter end"; in fact it gives up the fight pretty early and the lower rib is two-piece. The table is definitely of one piece. I did manage myself to curb the initial over-enthusiasm but could at least the f-holes be described as "somewhat Cuypers-like"? I find the " rather low-grade" a bit
  3. Dear Sirs, I have done my level best to show the violin adequately but I know better pictures simply give more of the Information required to aid identifcation. To see the instrument live is, of course, the only way of satisfying the eyes of a bona fide expert. ( Or, according to some, " clever-clogs": if I need medical treatment, I make sure I get to see the cleverest-clogs I possibly can, who has studied and practised his /her art/science for a considerable period. An interesting violin or bow deserves no less!) Normally, I could wait a month or two until I am professionally in a city with
  4. Here is a 3/4 size ( stick-length 67,4cm) bow with a little ( or is it a big?) problem. Some ....... ( insert own epithet here) person has secured a nasty wire winding by putting a pin in the stick! The crack is small (1,5cm, 7cm from frog on the underside) and the pin is still in place ( I removed the wire), of which I hope the pictures give some idea. ( my phone camera just isn't up to those jobs) My question is, if the bow is destined for the tomato-patch ( my last lot shrivelled up and died on me!), which I dearly hope not to be the case as the other pictures show a rather interesting hea
  5. My thanks to Mr.Swan for his concise and "obvious-now-you-mention-it"-ly accurate answer. I am an avowed "Bownut"! Ever since my teacher (Sidney Griller) showed and allowed me to try his Tourte, which he maintained was "played out", I have been fascinated by fine bows. ( I wonder where it is now!) I think he must have seen the glow in my eyes, as he subsequently organised a good Tubbs for me to use. I can't say I had a clue how to go about using the Tourte way back then but I am getting the feeling I have started to learn now. The point of my discourse is that, despite years of looking at what
  6. Dear Sirs, I have read that some bows from the C.N.Bazin Workshop bear the stamp " PAJEOT". I had never seen one before; a few "DODD"s, many " TOURTE"s and now, is this one? Opinions? Nickel mounted, 57g, Stick length 72,9cm. Very good condition, I hope my pictures can do some justice to the wood! Thanks, Bownut
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