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Hi all, I‘m wondering if you have any ideas about the origin of this viola. Most violinmakers have different opinions about it. I‘m interested if anyone knows something similar? The length of the back is 41,7cm. Very high arching. Clear, transparent, honey colored, amber varnish. Covered hole in the back of the peg box. Please tell me if you need more information. Some dealers really fall in love with it and some are definitely not impressed… Musicians and the audience love it! Thanks for your help!
I've been meaning for months to take some additional photos of my violin and finally got around to it today. I bought this violin at a yard sale during the mid-1980s and it was in pretty bad shape then. In 2004, Justin Robertson in Albuquerque restored it as best he could, and it has been a nice, playable violin ever since. It has quite a nice, open sound, but does not have the overall volume or projection of the flatter profile instruments. Don Robertson has suggested that it is "Probably Austrian, mid-1800s", but it has no label to go on. I don't think the neck or the scroll are original to the body, since both appear to have a different varnish. Other than that, I'm not really sure. Thus, my bringing it here to get some additional ideas an opinions on the potential origin of this instrument. Thanks! Violin_scroll_front_smjpg
Hello, I would like to ask a very simple help- what is the model of this violin and if f holes look similar to any particular violin making school? Length of back 35,7 cm. Dendro results: 1783,85! Thanks http://venetianviolinsmaker.com/en/shop/fine-tyrolean-violin-from-late-1700/
I've owned this violin for decades, and had it restored about 10 years ago. It's never had a label as long as I've owned it, but has been described as "Possibly Austrian, mid-1800s". I was showing it to a friend over the weekend, and he commented that it reminded him of some fiddles he's seen made by Leopold Widhalm (1722-1775). The online photos I've looked at lend some credence to this but wondered the opinion of those here - I'm always amazed by the knowledge base here. http://www.karlwinkler.com/Old%20Violin.jpg Thanks!