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Pernambuco wood for violin body?


Marsden
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Manfio,

Your point about the weight sounds logical.

I have some pictures in jpeg of a violin that is supposed to be made of Pernambuco prior to the Second World War. If someone could tell me how to post them, I think you might find them interesting. If it is Pernambuco, it is not bad looking.

Marsden

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On the Reply page, click on the Image link in the Instant UBB Code section. Then type in the web address of the picture. It'll insert the image into your message. Otherwise, make sure the "I want to preview my post and/or attach a file" box is checked, and hit continue. Then, click the Browse button, find the picture file on your hard drive, select it and click OK.

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Justen,

Thanks for the tips. When I try to send the image following the identification of it in the browse mode, I get a message that says that my upload must be .mp3?? I tried just changing the .jpg to .mp3, and did not receive the message, but also saw no picture appear..

This is like identifying violins, no logic, just experience!

I think I will go play some and come back to this later.

Thanks again.

Marsden

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Marsden, pernambuco IS a beautifull wood but it would not appear beautifull in the back and ribs of a violin, I think. Violin making is a very traditional craft, most of makers are very conservative and the violinists are much more, in general. Selling a good sounding "traditional" violin sometimes is not an easy task (sometimes violinists wrinkle their noses to some well accepted features of my making, such as "organic look" and "corduroy tops") imagine seeling an odd violin!

Imagine varnish colour, for instance. With a white european maple you can colour the varnish as you want. With American maple, that is a bit brown, the varnish colour will be a different. It would be impossible to make the red pernambuco looks differently, and matching it's colour with the white top would be almost impossible.

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AAARRGGHH! What a pain in the behind. These pictures are not really worth the wait, but I would sure like to figure this out!!

Anyone have an idea what I am doing wrong here??

I have jpg images that I have received throught e-mail. I have transfered them to my desk top. I click on the browse button where it says to add an attachment and locate and select the image on my desktop. I click the continue button and then, after some time, I am told that it must be a mp3 to upload. Is this correct so far?, and if so what do I do to get to what ever the mp3 requirement is?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Marsden

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The mp3 format is an audio file, not an image file. Mnet does not allow you to post a picture on their server.

To post a picture you have to upload it your own web page; or if you don't have a web page to some other server on the web that alows that.

When you have your picture on the web you copy the url of the picture and paste the url in the image feature on Mnet.

A while back the soapbox had a few posts that specified a few sites that allow you to post images. If you can't find it with a search let me know and I'll try.

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Based on the back pic you posted, how do you know for sure it is pernambuco?

For others that want to get a quick look at what Marsden is talking about, download his mp3 "attachment" and save it as a jpg. Then you can look it up with any image viewer/browser.

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Flyboy,

Thanks as well!

Although I can not accomplish the process that you are using, to see what the image you are looking at actually looks like.

This violin is for sale at this time on German e-bay.

The seller states that he has taken this violin to two different shops, and while the shop owners do not agree on the age or the origin of the violin, they do agree that it is made from pernambuco and that is far earlier than the Second World War. Apparently one thought it was French and the other German.

I asked for pictures which he sent, and then asked if he minded if I posted them on a violin chat room, which he did not object to. I was not sure either if it is pernambuco, but I sure can not say that it isn't. I hoped to find some thoughts on the value of pernambuco as a violin wood, and indeed, if this truly is pernambuco. In favor of it being; the seller has a perfect record. Also, he does not seem to be a violin dealer, so this is a bit of a strange story to make up if you are not into violins. Most people do not know there is a wood called pernambuco.

As I look at it, I can recalled some flamed pernambuco bows that I have seen that make me think that this could well be pernambuco, just in a larger format than I have seen before.

Little did I realize how hard it was going to be to actually post the pictures.

While I can see the sides and the back being pernambuco, the scroll and the neck are more of a question. It is not clear where the use of pernambuco might stop. Is the front also pernambuco??

Take a look at that while I try to come up with a way to post the rest of these pictures - probably later tonight.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...699715&rd=1

Best wishes,

Marsden

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