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  1. I have a violin that looks to be 18th century Italian or German, with pre-Guarneri or "Cremona" arching, perfectly matched top and back, not as high as the really high Baroque arching. The ground for an oil varnish is a slightly golden amber. The neck has space for the nut that includes a slot in the neck, thus requiring a mitred nut design. The violin has a lot of bad repairs on the inside, but the outside is has had very little done. Could this nut design be original and if so, does it indicate any country, school, or maker?
  2. This violin looks very narrow yet has a "normal" length. I am guessing this was built as a violin piccolo? http://tarisio.com/pages/auction/auction_item.php?csid=2197962752&cpid=3225305088&sCategory_ID=36
  3. Hello everyone, I'm new here (though I've been lurking from time to time), and have a weird question. I recently bought a sixty dollar "attic violin" from ebay to restore and (if all goes well) play. I purchased the instrument because it had a well worn, rustic quality; a somewhat roughly carved scroll, nice chocolaty finish, and interesting figuring on the back. Today I finished removing the top plate, and was met with a very strange interior. The entire rib assembly, except for the neck and end blocks has been cut from one piece of wood. I mean, the corner blocks, all the ribs, and the lining are all one piece. I have read quite a bit about lutherie and restoration over the past few years, and spent most of today researching this matter, but I can't find any other instance of this. Unfortunately I don't have a camera to take pics of it, but I wanted to ask around and see if anyone else has encountered this method of construction before. This violin is unlabeled and of unknown age and origin, but it certainly looks, feels, and smells like its at the very least 40-50 years old. It looks like someone put a lot of love into making it at least, and with the exception of the crack on the top that I'm preparing to fix, its in pretty good shape. Has anyone heard of this before? Perhaps it was a common regional practice or a labor saving device employed by some trade instrument makers? Any feedback on this is most appreciated.
  4. Hello all ! At first let me introduce myslef a little bit.My name is Dominik and I am 17 years old.I am from Czech Republic.I am completely new to this forum as well as in the violin making.I have just finished my first violin which is horribly looking but was a good experience to get used with tools etc... I am about to build a new one,very unusually shaped.So my question is-does anybody have any experiences with making violin as shown in the pictures ? Are the dimensions same as for standard violin (height,widht,...) ? How can I find out the f-holes position ? Thank you for your help ! Dominik https://plus.google.com/photos/113794214473150063463/albums/5907133575970638929/5907133573976532898?banner=pwa&pid=5907133573976532898&oid=113794214473150063463