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Looking For A Luthier For A Potential Electric Violin Project
fcadamo posted a topic in The PegboxHello everyone, I want to give some background to contextualize my need for a luthier to consult with on a custom electric violin My name is Cooper; I'm 24 years old and have been playing fiddle for about 19 years. I am classically trained and also grew up playing country music, particularly Western Swing. I'm from Bakersfield, CA and I am very proud of "The Bakersfield Sound," Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, etc. Currently I play in a Bakersfield Sound band with my brother and our friends. So much fun! Mosrite was a Bakersfield based guitar company that left its stamp on country music and music in general. With artists like Buck Owens and Merle Haggard, Fender, a California brand, rose to prominence because of the Bakersfield Sound. Why do I bring up electric guitars when I'm looking for a violin? Well, I am looking for a custom luthier to make a guitar shaped electric violin (filled body, non-acoustic), one either in the style of Fender Telecaster or a Mosrite Ventures model. The idea is not completely unfounded (check out Mark Wood's "Katana" and "Legend" electric violins). I do wonder how realistic it is to make one. I have some details in mind (shorter body, issue of bow clearance, putting a "saddle" on the neck where it would sit traditionally on an acoustic violin, geared pegs, guitar-esque tail piece or regular one, fingerboard height, etc.) Of course, these issues should be fleshed out in more detail with whomever is interested. It would be ideal to discuss price range first too. I am new to this forum. If you have public contact information (website, business email, etc.), please do share! Or, let me know what way is better to get in touch! Thank you so much for your time and consideration! Cooper
Info on the violinmaker Josef Bearden?
Jibbs posted a topic in The PegboxDoes anyone have information on a luthier named Josef Bearden? Active in the 1980s, I believe. But that's about all I've got.
Tres Amigos 2020 Visual Diary
Jeremyamoto posted a topic in The PegboxHi All, I’m privileged to be the owner of a Tres Amigos violin (2013, Strad Model) made by Ryan Soltis, Antoine Nedelec, and Jeff Phillips for Julie Reed-Yeboah’s contemporary violin exhibition in New York. Every year (theoretically, ) the trio of first-class makers go through rotations of who does what. In the case of my current violin, the scroll/varnish is by Ryan, the back and ribs are by Antoine, and the top is by Jeff. After they completed three Strad models, of which mine is the second, they moved on to Del Gesu models. When the time for the second DG model came around, which would be the twin to mine in terms of who made what, I had expressed a lot of interest in the fiddle as a companion to my current Strad. Fast forward to 2020 and here we are with the fiddle completed! When I asked the trio if they would be okay with me posting the pictures, the condition was that I give Antoine a mohawk in one of them. VOILA.
Violin ID, please help me
AlexiaNikolaya posted a topic in The PegboxPlease help me. I have inherited violin from my grandpa, he had it for decades. He said it is very old, he bought it for golden ducats from a good violinist. Someone told me it is Klotz because of symbols imprinted on its back. Please help me and tell more about rough estimation. I have heard that original Klotz violins value from 5K euros to even 10-15Ks.http://www.flickr.com/photos/133490948@N04/
When in Cremona...
Stephen Fine posted a topic in The PegboxI have some names and numbers already (and I know this question has already been asked here on occasion): where should I go to see and play some fabulous violins and violas. Thanks. Ciao.
For Milan EXPO2015 Visitors from abroad!
Nick_70 posted a topic in Music HappeningsHI All, I'm a fairly new member of the "family". I'd like to make little "overture" before going to the main point, so that maybe this would be a first introduction also for future posts. My Name is Nicola Monzino and I belong to the 8th generation of a family devoted to music business (manufacturer, sales, editions, cultural heritage, distributions, etc.) since the 1750 and that always has been based in the very heart of Milan, Italy, with his shop and workshop. So many well known Luthiers have worked in our workshop, that it's not easy to list them all, but to name some of the most important: the Antoniazzi Family, the Guadagnini brothers, Ambrogio Sironi, Paolo De Barbieri, Severino Riva, Gennaro Marino, Innocente Rottola, Gennaro Fabbricatore, Giovanni Battista Fabbricatore, Erminio Farina, Luigi Galimberti and Luigi Baioni. To whom would like to know a little more, you can take a look at our Foundation "Antonio Carlo Monzino" website and gather some info there (http://www.fondazioneacmonzino.it/en/).%C2'> I've actually just enrolled at the Civica Luthier School of Milan, in order to learn this wonderful and touching work from the basic, since we have lost most of our skills as manufactures, due to the fact that we had stopped all kind of productions in the mid '60. My dream is that all this "past" will not be forgotten and lost in just memories... but could reborn from his ashes, to a new life. I own this to my Grandfather, since it "is" his biggest dream. Anyway, not willing to write down my biography now, I'll be more then glad to answer any kind of questions (if able to...), but I'd like to make you all aware of something that I really fell important. During and for the whole duration of the EXPO2105 event in Milan, supervised by our Foundation, it will take place a side event, named "Arti & Mestieri: Le Mani Sapienti" (Arts & Handcrafts: The Skilled Hands) where luthiers coming from allover Italy and abroad, will be doing their usual jobs and be in direct contact with the visitors, explaining what they are doing and why. There will be also live concerts with ancient instruments, seminars and showcases. This will last for the entire EXPO period, thus 6 months (May 1 to October 31). The place where this event will take place is a big old hall (Sala delle Merlate) in the outstanding Sforzesco Castle, in the very heart of Milan. Please, fell free to watch this preliminary video, that shortly explain what we will do and so... if you plan to be somehow in Milan for the big event, don't miss also this one! http://youtu.be/IclnIQsnFCU Best, Nicola