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brian mccarthy. i think i recognize you from your profile pic, did you ever have a girlfriend named barbi? :rolleyes:

Apologies to all for going WAAAAY off topic on this one. Unfortunately I have no choice but to set the record straight for once and for all. I swear on the Lady Blunt that I never had a girlfriend named barbi..... I was never that lucky :blink:

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Something like this?

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They must have been fairly common photos. I have another one, similar, hanging in my shop just to remind me that as cluttered as my benches look, they could be worse! :)

Wow! I see Jacob never exagerates...

I'm trying to indentify some of my other oldies in that photo... :D

That one one the left upper corner...but no, no...bad luck...

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Wow! I see Jacob never exagerates...

I'm trying to indentify some of my other oldies in that photo... :D

That one one the left upper corner...but no, no...bad luck...

Hope it's not taking the thread too far afield. I first saw a photo of Reiter's workshop in _The Violin_ by Yehudi Menuhin, pg 88-89. Did a quick search on-line for the photo, and found an interesting chronology of clutter.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/JOHANN-REITER-VOLIN-MAKER-EARLY-1900S-/270220081563#ht_618wt_883

detail: http://www.musurgia.com/products.asp?ProductID=2081&CartID=3213302222009

http://www.akpool.co.uk/postcards/151750-postcard-mittenwald-alte-tradition-johann-reiter-instrument

This is the one in the Menuhin book http://www.akpool.co.uk/postcards/23993275-postcard-geigenbaumeister-johann-reiter-oktavgeigewerkstatt

Same shot, showing some drawer fronts http://www.shilohpostcards.net/index.php?crn=347&rn=776&action=show_detail

You can do a similar search, and if you look through all of them, you might see your fiddle! :)

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I said that Jacob was good on this site only last week, I think he just proved that admirably. As for one piece tops - they were good enough for Strad and the Amati and Guarneri families.

Thanks, dear Roger, to take the time and contribute to reject some modern myths...on other thread, we recently discused "spanish heel" or "through neck" technique which some consider "cheap" to-day: I've been told that the Strad Ex-Davidov posses it and even that it lacks upper corner blocks :o

Apart, I want to thank you publicly (for what it's worth) for your site and for offering for free enjoyment of the amateurs your excellent and didactic articles :)

Now, if you could only take a quick look at other little oldy that I have to identify somehow, you'll be my Hero (don't be jealous, dear Jacob, for my promiscuity)...

Sorry for the abuse :rolleyes:

http://www.maestronet.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=323432&start=0&p=497328&fromsearch=1entry497328

I can face the cold and ugly truth.

Best wishes,

T.

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Hope it's not taking the thread too far afield. I first saw a photo of Reiter's workshop in _The Violin_ by Yehudi Menuhin, pg 88-89. Did a quick search on-line for the photo, and found an interesting chronology of clutter.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/JOHANN-REITER-VOLIN-MAKER-EARLY-1900S-/270220081563#ht_618wt_883

detail: http://www.musurgia.com/products.asp?ProductID=2081&CartID=3213302222009

http://www.akpool.co.uk/postcards/151750-postcard-mittenwald-alte-tradition-johann-reiter-instrument

This is the one in the Menuhin book http://www.akpool.co.uk/postcards/23993275-postcard-geigenbaumeister-johann-reiter-oktavgeigewerkstatt

Same shot, showing some drawer fronts http://www.shilohpostcards.net/index.php?crn=347&rn=776&action=show_detail

You can do a similar search, and if you look through all of them, you might see your fiddle! :)

Thank you, very entertaining. He seems to have exatly the same junk on his table when he was a 35 year old, as he did when he was an old man!

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Jacob or any one, could you please explain what the Mittenwald notch is .sounds a bit like a dance..new to the term. thanks

It was a subject in the thread "Help ID'ing .... michael Boller"

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Thank you, very entertaining. He seems to have exatly the same junk on his table when he was a 35 year old, as he did when he was an old man!

In my mind's eye, I see a dozen or so cats roaming around, just out of view in the "old man" photo... laugh.gif

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Hope it's not taking the thread too far afield. I first saw a photo of Reiter's workshop in _The Violin_ by Yehudi Menuhin, pg 88-89. Did a quick search on-line for the photo, and found an interesting chronology of clutter.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/JOHANN-REITER-VOLIN-MAKER-EARLY-1900S-/270220081563#ht_618wt_883

detail: http://www.musurgia.com/products.asp?ProductID=2081&CartID=3213302222009

http://www.akpool.co.uk/postcards/151750-postcard-mittenwald-alte-tradition-johann-reiter-instrument

This is the one in the Menuhin book http://www.akpool.co.uk/postcards/23993275-postcard-geigenbaumeister-johann-reiter-oktavgeigewerkstatt

Same shot, showing some drawer fronts http://www.shilohpostcards.net/index.php?crn=347&rn=776&action=show_detail

You can do a similar search, and if you look through all of them, you might see your fiddle! :)

Thank you! Very instructive. Though I admit; a bit painful to see all those instruments so close together and risking damage through collision...

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