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Found 22 results

  1. Baylord

    Old?? Violin

    Hello, I'm new to this forum and could use some help dating and identifying a Violin I recently purchased. It measures about 24 inches in length. The body measures 14 inches and the scroll measures about 4.5 inches. The body is 8.5inches in width At the base and 7 inches at the top. The violin does not have a label and I was wondering if someone could help dating and identifying the violin? Thanks for any help you can provide.
  2. Hi,I bought this violin in the year 2000. The man who sold it to me said that the violin was 200 years old (I don't know if it's true or not), but didn't know anything else about the instrument. It has a very warm and mellow sound. I don't want to sell it because it has a very sentimental meaning to me but I'm just curious. Can anyone please help me with more information? Any thoughts on age or origin? Thank you in advance.
  3. Dear violin friends, A few weeks ago, I posted a thread about an unknown violin bought at Amatis, with peculiar f holes. With not much success, I must admit... Next step was to go to the luthier, in order to get the thing fixed. So I went to Roland Terrier, at Mirecourt. I was pleased to see he took much interest in the violin, wich he identified as a XIIIth century instrument, most probably french. Roland said he would check his extensive photographic database in order to see if identification could be pushed further. Two open cracks had at least to be repaired, plus the usual fittings after a careful internal check. Some time later, I mailed to inquire about the violin. Roland had removed the top plate and was happy to indicate he had identified the maker, in an absolute manner. This happens rarely in such cases, but a detail he had observed but on this specific (scarce) maker had given him the answer. Here I join Rolands pic, with his kind permission.... The way the linings are (deeply!!) mortised into the corner block is indeed surprising, and typical for Claude Aubert, a french luthier who lived in the East of France, at Troyes. Once this had been cleared, the shield-formed wood replacement at the upper back plate, made sense. Aubert is known for branding his instruments between the interrupted purflings, on the back He is of course not the only one to do so (see a very old thread on the pegbox ). A previous repair had tried to erase the marks of a "less valued" maker.... I encourage you, if not already done, to visit Rolands impressive site about the Mirecourt school of violin making (and much more...) https://www.luthiers-mirecourt.com/galerie_instruments.htm The Aubert cello shows, in my eyes, some more similarities to this nice little violin. I am deeply indebted to Roland for sharing his knowledge with me, and allow me to publish this... Hope you had interest in reading that too.
  4. I just opened my account. I wish this wasn't the first thing I'd have to post. I've been following Maestronet forums for a long time, but without an account. lol Opened one so I could post this question. I'm still trying to figure how to use this. lol Sorry for the not-so-great photos. These are all the stupid seller could take. What do you think of the violins? In theory the labels say, Joseph Gagliano filius Nicolai fecit Neap. 1760 Photos >> (Click the link to go to the flickr album) https://www.flickr.com/photos/79657311@N02/albums/72157698710405975 Benoist Fleury, rue des Boucheries Faubourg S. Germain a Paris 1770 Photos >> (Click the link to go to the flickr album) https://www.flickr.com/photos/79657311@N02/albums/72157695538772732 Measurements for the Gagliano are, total length is 59,2 cm and the body length is 35,6 cm. Measurments for the Fleury are, total length is 59,4 cm and the body length is 35,8 cm. I'm no violin expert, I'm a historical keyboardist and builder. I would play the violin if I had enough time to invest in learning, so for now all I can do with my is educate myself about them and admire them. I know a thing or two about violins, and I'm not so dumb to think every violin for sale is the real thing as the label says. lol I've been ripped off with harpsichords in the past, so the same logically happens with violins. I used a bit of common sense to sort these out from some other ones I was looking at that were terrible Victorian factory made stuff. I'm trying to find out more because I was thinking of purchasing one or the other for my brother who is a violinist, but I rather ask those who are more knowledgeable for their opinions. I smell they might be fakes. I don't see a neck graft so it makes me doubt them very much. What do you guys think? Thanks in advance, Amade1783
  5. Here I have a Maggini copy with a klingenthal maker’s or trade stamp stamped on the inside of back. It reads ‘A...something. klingenthal’ Seems like a slightly better Klingenthal fiddle - scroll is neatly done, fully blocked corners, neat linings, one piece back. Anyone have any references or thoughts?
  6. I have what I think is an interesting violin, or rather the pieces of one, and I am hoping to learn some more about it. I do not believe that it has any particular value, other than perhaps the story it has to tell. The main point of interest to me is the construction of the top-plate and back-plate, which are both layered. Other than pictures, I only have a small amount of information I can provide. The violin was given to my mother when she was a young girl, growing up in rural Arkansas (which would have been sometime in the late 50s or early 60s), which means that it is at least 50+ years old. My understanding is that it was never actually played since that time. Eventually it ended up being stored in a shed for the better part of a decade during the late 70s into the 80s, during which time the condition severely deteriorated. When I was maybe 8 or 9 years old I got it out and "repaired" it. I glued the neck back on with carpenter's glue. I sanded off some really disgusting varnish that had turned to almost a black tar in places. I applied some cheap varnish and also painted the pegs and tailpiece. I mention these things to point out that those aspects of the current condition in the pictures will not provide any useful information (and may also affect those with delicate sensibilities toward these sorts of things). The tailpiece, which was on the violin when it was given to my mother, bears the trademark of Boonton Molding Company, formerly of New Jersey. Those are pretty much all of the facts I have regarding the instrument. So, it will just have to speak for itself in the pictures. I have additional pictures and can provide them if it would be helpful. I just don't want to put too many in this initial post.
  7. Hi guys! First post heren and I kindly ask for help in identifying and valuing this violin. It was bought 22 years ago, at that time I was still playing, but I had to focus on other activities and the instrument was left in the case for those years. From what I can remember the luthier who sold it said it was a copy, but I do not know how exact its source was. Thank you much! Rafael Mello
  8. Hi all can you help me ID my friends violin Its looks french german and it seem to have A signature BTZM or N
  9. Hello all, This is my first post, but I’m beyond grateful for how much I’ve learned by reading through MN forums archives over the last year or so. I’ve had this violin for about 25 years and I’d deeply appreciate any insight as to it’s origins and approximate age. My 9 year old son is just starting to play, and while this is still quite a ways off from being an appropriate size for him, I’d like to get a sense whether or not it’s worth investing to get it properly repaired. Length of back is 360 mm. It has blocks at all four corners, and the linings go straight over the blocks. Lower rib appears to be one piece and I don't see evidence of a notch (but maybe I'm not looking in the right location?) The neck length is 124 mm (baroque or transitional length?) Upper bout width is 172 mm Lower bout width is 202 mm Bass bar appears to be glued in. The neck block is rectangular (squared off at and has corners, unlike the curved shaped ones I’ve seen on other violins) and from what I can see from the separation at the button, the neck appears to be morticed into it. The tail block is also rectangular. I’m assuming the brass plates on the outside of the pegbox indicate repair, but I haven’t attempted to pull them off to confirm this. It’s unlabelled and I’ve been unable to locate any markings whatsoever. There are seam separations at the button and along the lower rib and as-such, the neck angle is more shallow than it would be were it repaired properly. Let me know if there are other images or details that would be helpful. Thank you so much in advance for any info and thoughts you’re willing to contribute! warm regards, Bill NJ, USA Here's a gallery with additional photos: https://www.icloud.com/sharedalbum/#B0OGFssfGG8YpLz
  10. For those interested in having a violin potentially identified (and not all can be identified solely based on photos regardless), please take some basic photos of your instrument. Photographs must be clear (not blurry) and well-lit (so details show). Do not have a distracting background (such as patterned tablecloths or bedding). Do not photograph the instrument from odd angles. Please provide the following basic shots: 1. Body, Front and Back 2. Body, Right side and left side, to show the arching 3. Scroll, Front and back 4. Scroll, Right side and left side 5. Detail of f-hole and C-bout (shows the purfling) 6. Saddle 7. Label (be aware that labels are often faked, replaced with labels from other instruments, and may be of little value. You may also want to add additional photographs of interest, such as a neck graft, repairs, anything that strikes you as unusual that may make the instrument easier to identify. A violin can be 'stood' upright on a sturdy container, such as a heavy water glass or jar or small sturdy bowl. Please ensure that the instrument will not fall while being photographed. Example*: *These photographs were taken by YitaMusic. I own the violin itself.
  11. What is this violin? Photo Here The violinist allegedly choked the woman so hard that the blood vessels in her eyes were ruptured, according to a court complaint. READ MORE HERE: http://nypost.com/2015/03/30/violinist-roamed-hotel-halls-naked-attacked-woman-police/
  12. Hi all. So here it is. This is the violin that was the spark that caused fire in my head. Although I've got some conjuctures nothing's still have no idea who has made this violin. Just to make it more clear I've decided to ask Peter Ratcliff to obtaine belly dates which he naturally did. I would like to thank him again here. Indeed he is really a pro :hail: What I have is my description and Peter's data of course. Measurements in spite of wood wear could not match exactly typical of that which father of this violin used to make. Measurements: LOB 354mm, Widths: 161/107/199,5. Peter's data: "The bass side visible latest ring is dated 1824 and the treble side 1817. You are right about the two sides being different and it is quite clear when I examine the plotted data on a graph.(...) The strongest correlations by far are with instruments made in Mittenwald, and that wood is quite typical of the one they used, but I wouldn't say exclusively. In view of the latest ring date of 1824, we have to assume that the violin was not made before about 1835 or so, possibly a little later, bearing in mind the exceedingly tight growth at the end of the series, (at the centre joint), and that is where some wood has to be removed to create the joint between the two sides prior to gluing the surfaced together. I also tested the data against published Master reference chronologies from the ITRDB (international tree-ring data bank) and found that both sides correlated with several at very significant levels of significance at the dates above, the best correlations with Swiss and Southern Austrian references." I've got some photos of it. Some of them are taken before restoration. Head (which was replaced with neck) and body was in bad state. I would say someone tried to change scroll with blunt knife. Lower ribs were replaced before I bought it years ago. They're two piece. If you would be so kind please help to identify it. If any more photo measure is needed I would be happy to deliver it. Regards!
  13. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Very-nice-violin-in-old-antique-case-/331566699399?autorefresh=true&nma=true&si=rs%252F45koWE0mF6L%252Bx4qPYex92hgA%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557 I'm thinking nice Mittenwald violin, first half of 1800s, in near original condition?
  14. Kallie

    Violin ID

    Any help with this one? Where it was most likely made? And about what age would you estimate it is? The non-blackened pegbox and the edges are somewhat different from the usual Markneukirchen violins that I see? There is no label inside. Top is smoothly carved, no gauge marks. It looks like it has 4 corner blocks.
  15. Kallie

    Violin ID

    *Double Post. Sorry*
  16. Kallie

    Violin ID

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Interesting-Old-Antique-Violin-With-Bow-For-Restoration-/281675703682?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2047675.l2557&nma=true&si=0kObZ3a3csGXjdNuOJXWOBrpIFk%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc Any ideas on this one? It has one of the most beautiful backs Ive seen on any violin. Scroll isnt grafted but neck seems to have been extended? The listing was ended before the end of the auction, so the buyer most likely accepted someone's private offer. P.S. Since this violin isnt on Auction anymore, I posted in Pegbox instead of Auction Scroll.
  17. Any ideas on this violin and bow? The violin seems like the usual to me, but the seal at the button is strange. And the lack of purfling. The front and sides seems to have been revarnished. The graft looks fake. No corner blocks. The bow is rather interesting (to me, atleast). Any ideas?
  18. I saw this violin at the last Bromptons sale yesterday and wondered if anyone had any thoughts on it? http://www.bromptons.co/auction/23rd-june-2014/lots/258-a-very-fine-and-interesting-italian-violin-after-peter-guarneri-of-mantua.html It has a really interesting outline. I like how the upper corners jut out almost horrizontaly. I don't recall seeing a violin with a similar outline. I also love the choice of wood. Is it what some people refer to as 'oppio'? I thought I would post this in the hope of hearing other people's opinions about it. Does it look particularly 'Mantuan', if so, are there certain characteristics which go with that school? Interesting that it is sold with paperwork stating its a Balestieri and it's listed as after Peter of Mantua. Any thoughts? A quick disclaimer - I didn't buy it so I'm not fishing for attribution hints - I'm just curious
  19. Hi again, Is this again the usual? It seems to have been sanded down with sandpaper and revarnished, but the corners and purfling on the front seems... different.. from what I usually see. Reminds me of a Klingenthal violin Ive seen a while back. However I could be totally wrong. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Old-Violin-4-4-Antique-/231254531465?pt=UK_Musical_Instruments_Sting_Instruments&hash=item35d7d81d89 Thanks.
  20. uguntde

    Violin ID

    Yet another violin, where I wonder what it is. I would assume it is German, doesn't look like Mittenwald to my eyes. Label is of no help (Guadagnini). https://www.dropbox.com/sc/y1pugw4qog6jluf/Iq3ZcQkt9e I know, it has lot's of damage. Very nicely done neck graft, came with a Beare bridge.
  21. I'm still trying to learn basic violin ID from photos. Would I be correct or not if I thought the following two violins were Chinese from the same maker? Thanks. http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Vintage-1928-French-viola-by-Apparut-16-/191011659974?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT&nma=true&si=A%252F7JsVDW3EXMjd0ly%252BFgJpyB5DY%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/271354548673?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
  22. My lutherie reached the level at which I'm totally willing to take off the top of the rather cheap violin, glue the cracks and return top back. So far, my surgery caused no major damage, and patients have remained quite alive. However, now I have on the desk violin on which I played the last couple of years, which, in addition to a few open seams, has a problem shown in the following picture: Honestly, I'm not that broken rib even noticed until 6 months ago and I do not know the cause of it. It is rather possible that I bought the violin in such a state (a few years ago). I do not see the way for repair this rib without opening the top, but, this operation is very far from something I like to do. Beside, speaking about my "lutherie", I have a limit to which I am ready to go. This limit is not very sharp, but lies somewhere above classes Lewis and Son student violins. I do not know anything about this violin, I bought it from some guy who knew only that it was purchased in Linz, some 30-40 years ago. Here are some pictures of this violin: Violin is unlabeled. Varnish, I would say, is original. My knowledge about determining the age and origin is close to nothing, mostly collected here on MN, but I will be brave enough to declare that it seems to me that (1) this is a Schönbach violin and (2) it was made about 100 years ago. That's it: I said, and probably wrong, but I had to. It was stronger than me. What I want from you is to help me in determination of its origin and age, in order to make me able to assess whether it repair itself or to wait for the opportunity to entrust it to someone who does not have such a dilemma as I do.