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Hi guys I'd like to point out that I'm not Violin Maker, however I do have a serious passion for making violins. My eight-year-old daughter came home five years ago and very unexpectedly said she would like to play the violin. Since then I've made 13 violins. Anyway my latest violin is called the Godzilla violin! I know this seems a bit strange but I'm making it for an 11-year-old boy who simply loves Godzilla. Obviously a Godzilla violin has to have a Godzilla head instead of a scroll. Seriously I've looked everywhere but I can't find any information of how to carve a Lions head scroll. My thinking is if I can see how to carve a Lionshead scroll then maybe I'll be able to carve a Godzilla head. I'd be very thankful to anybody who could help me on this one :-)
I inherited this violin from an aunt who played it in high school in the '40s. There is no label inside that I can see, and it has been well played, but is in good condition with no cracks in the front or back, has a carved lion's head peg box, and an "E Pluribus Unum" decal on the back in near flawless condition. I have found several similar violins with the lion's head, mostly Jacob Stainers, which I doubt this one is, and a couple with the decal, but they had regular scrolled heads. I would appreciate any information or advice that anyone can provide. I contacted a certified appraiser, but never heard back.