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Tim

 that is the first one I have ever seen a photo of. I always

wondered what they looked like.

 If you read "Stradivari's Genius" an incident is

mentioned wherein a famous violinist encountered a "tin violin"

being played by a busker in England. He promptly purchased the

item. Of course I have forgotten the name of the violinist but I

think it was Paganini.

 One time when I was at the Smithsonian

Institution I saw on display, a famous aluminum violin which was

created at a time when that metal was newly discovered and quite

rare, making for a very valuable (and probably horrible sounding)

instrument. Along side the violin, was displayed a wonderful piano

makers toolchest, by one HO Studley, that would make any violin

maker envious:

http://www.phoenixmasonry.org/masonicmuseu..._by_studley.htm

Thanks for the post-it was interesting

Fritz

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"IT TOOK A REAL CRAFTSMAN, A EXPERT IN METALS TO CRAFT THESE VIOLINS TO PRODUCE THAT DISTINCTIVE SOUND. BECOUSE OF THE WEIGHT OF THE VIOLIN IT WAS NOT MEANT TO BE PLAYED THROUGHOUT A SONG/MELODY. IT WOULD JUST BE USED AT INTERVALS."

Which intervals? Major? Minor? Perfuct? Oddmented? Daminished?

And where's the mouthpiece?

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