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Hi, I just acquired a nice violin which I'd like to work on revarnishing. Gallery here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/antiqueviolins_uk/sets/72157635944116984/ It looks like the varnish has been burned and is quite cracked and melted in parts. I've removed some of the varnish on the back and the wood doesn't seem to have any damage to it. I'm wondering if anyone knows what kind of varnish was on the original from these photos? It looks quit red and is black in some areas where it has been heavily damaged. I'd like to try and create an old feel to the violin close to the feel of the most undamaged parts in the middle. I'd also like to know where is Europe would be best to buy old looking oil violin varnish, Would this be a good place to start? http://www.oldwood1700.com/ Thanks for any advice