Search the Community
Showing results for tags 'london'.
Hi guys. There's a violin listed in present Tarisio New York online auction: "AN ENGLISH VIOLIN BY THOMAS SMITH, LONDON, 1778" Since it looks strange to me - neck width at nut looks quite wide to me, purfling is a fake, as well as neck graft, head execution is rather poor - it makes me doubting if it's fully Thomas Smith violin. What do you think? Was it rule in that period for purfling to be fake? JM