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There nothing opaque or "chippy" about the varnish on this '41 Becker fiddle;



I think the "chippy" factor depends on the period (year) and probably has a good deal to do with the ground application.  I know several Becker violins from the 50's that have varnish that almost pops off the fiddle if it's knocked, and other fiddles (from other periods) with varnish coatings that remain softer and pliable.  The '46 I have rates somewhere in-between (normal/nice) and a '44 in the shop is also moderate. A '17 I saw a few months ago seemed more pliable as did one of the fiddles in the last set made by Carl Jr. a couple years ago, so aging of the varnish seems to have little or nothing to do with it.

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