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I heard the book was just printed and was going to be displayed at the conference, did anyone have a chance to look at it? If so, any comments?

--a must have.

Don

Tons of information from great restorers, a book worth buying.

JP

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It's so annoying that good books are so limited in quantity, and so expensive (was printed in March of this year according to AMAZON). Even a small run of books is NOT expensive to do these days, especially if you go for workbook binding.

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It's so annoying that good books are so limited in quantity, and so expensive (was printed in March of this year according to AMAZON). Even a small run of books is NOT expensive to do these days, especially if you go for workbook binding.

Some of the people who know how much money has been invested in these books (a three volume set?) might disagree. Hat's off to Tom Wilder for taking the project on and seeing it though. I hope it at least breaks even.

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David, don't get me wrong. So sorry to be negative about this. My disappointment is not with the purchase price of the book, but what will become of its value (inflated by sellers on sites like Amazon) due to rarity. Is there some website that I don't know about where I can order these at the real jacket price?

I would love to own a copy, but it's frustrating that the book is not even available for me to spend money on via some legit source. It must be a great resource, which is exactly why I am disappointed. Not everyone can attend these limited events and purchase a book at said event.

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I'm really looking forward to seeing the books and I certainly like it that it will be in paper format as opposed to Kindle or something electronic.

As I understand it, many of the contributing authors volunteered their work to the book. Many thanks!

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I hope there is more repair shown then soundpost patch and scroll graft?If it is so expensive to make book why not make for computer.I dont doubt its a great book i just dont have over a thousand bucks at the ready.Every violin book always costs so much money

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Oh my... if I hadn't just purchased an engagement ring I might consider buying this right now. I'll have to wait. :D The content seems very nice.

Did you consider asking your fiancee if she might forgo the ring and accept a fascinating 3-volume set of books instead?

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Ha ha, no I didn't! :) I did mention that Christmas was just around the corner though. She said, "I don't think that I can afford that." So, I'll be just as happy with this huge book of vintage comics for the time being: http://www.amazon.com/Little-Nemo-Slumberland-Splendid-Sundays/dp/0976888505/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1290171405&sr=8-6

I will probably order the set in a few months after I have 'extra' money again.

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