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Hi Guys and Gals. Let me start by saying thanks to all those who have shared their expertise here. I have not posted often but have learned much from what many of you have contributed these last several years. Whether my skills have improved from it is yet to be decided...... I recently managed to pick up a possibly awful, but interesting (but maybe not awfully interesting) violin to practice more of my psuedo-restoration skills on. First, however, I want to make sure it isn't a Strad, just in case he made some violins while vacationing in France (like I have heard here that he did in Ger
I am trying out a violin labeled as Leon Bernardel, 1928 but I don't think that is what it is. On the inside back, approx 1 " below the treble f-hole is a signature - it looks like P Chipot No. 36. I don't have a small enough camera to photograph it but I drew what is a reasonable facsimile, pictured below. I cannot find any information, however, to indicate that Paul Jean Baptiste Chipot signed his instruments in this way or that he worked in the Bernardel shop, and why isn't the instrument dated? The purfling and f-holes looks to me like classic Chipot work but it is awfully perfect. Is
Hey , I'd love to know if anyone knows the label inside And be able to verify that is a French violin http://jpg.co.il/download/56c970afda865.jpg http://jpg.co.il/download/56c970cdb3f87.jpg http://jpg.co.il/download/56c970e3eb22b.jpg http://jpg.co.il/download/56c970f25d1da.jpg http://jpg.co.il/view/56c9710ab68fd.jpg/ http://jpg.co.il/download/56c9711a002dc.jpg http://jpg.co.il/download/56c9714f8715f.jpg