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  1. Thank you for clarifying this for me; pardon my ignorance, I am a "newby". Here are the measurements you asked for: Lower bout: 240 mm, String length: 330 mm
  2. Correction. When I gave the string length I said from "last contact on the bridge" but what I meant is from last contact from the tailpiece. OOOOPs!
  3. Lower bout width= 32 mm (height of ribs at the button). The string length from the last contact on the bridge tailpiece to the nut = 390 mm, and the fingerboard length = 250 mm. Length of neck including nut =135 mm As far as the arching of the plate... You are absolutely right! Both plates are excessively high (compared to most Strad copies); that is why I refer to it as "voluptuous" and "pregnant". The arching cannot be fully appreciated in the pics. I'm impresses as to how loud and resonant it is. Up to this point most of the violins I've seen/owned are late 19th early 20th century Ger
  4. good to know! I should change the strings then (I strung it with violin strings)... With a body length of 14"... Do you think it is a full size viola?
  5. Interesting idea.... Perhaps a viola? How tall the ribs should be in case it is a viola?? The height of the ribs at the "C" baud is 3.0 Cm. Sorry Deans. I don't know what is it that you refer a LOB....
  6. Thank you wood butcher. I suspected this violin may fall into the category of "folk art". Despite all it's flaws, it is a fairly loud violin (I should call it a fiddle). Once again, thank you for taking your time to reply to my post and your expert opinion.
  7. I picked up this violin at an estate sale. I could not resist how voluptuously "Rubenesque" and different (from what I've seen so far) it looks; I love it! I assume this is a copy of someone's design so, if anyone can help me identify this violin, I'd be very grateful. Specifically, I would like to know the following: a) attribution? b) maker? c) age? d) possible country of origin? THANK YOU! Below, I'll try to describe some aspects of the violin that may not be apparent in the pics; hopefully I'm using the right terminology.... 1) it looks pregnant! It has such a high curvat
  8. Thank you all for your replies. I figured that much but I was hoping that certain Co. may use their own bridges (Teller??). I'm away from home now but I'll try to post some pics later. Maybe start another conversation. Thanks again.
  9. Hello everyone I've been following your posts and discussions for quite some time and finally decided to break the anonymity and join this awesome and talented group. This is my first post and I'm sure some of you will roll your eyes about what I'd like to know. I bought a modern violin at auction. It has no label inside. The construction and craftsmanship are both is very nice. The back is a one piece nicely flamed (I call it "tiger striping") and the spruce top is of a pretty fine grain. I thought this was going to be one of those properly made Chinese violins. However, unlike the typic