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Hello, first time poster here! To the best of my knowledge, my first 4/4 violin was made by a luthier named Diederik A Van Hamel. I know he made a few other instruments, mostly violins but some violas as well. I remember seeing a few throughout high school, but I am curious to know who else has one or has seen one. The defining characteristic is an upside down tulip just below the back button. I used to have more information regarding his instruments, but seeing as that was nearly 15 years ago and I was a teenager, I didn't really care about such things. Does anyone recognize/know an
Dear community, I set out on a quest to figure out the meaning of the brand symbol on my Markneukirchen violin. I've already made a bit of headway by contacting the museum there and using their forum – the symbol (unfortunately I can't upload any attachments here, so I put the pics here), which I originally thought was a Star of David and which I meanwhile know are two interlocking music triangles was obviously a symbol then widely used in the region of Vogtland and the brand symbol of Markneukirchen builder dynasty Heberlein. What I've not figured out yet is exactly who of the bui