Don Noon Posted February 19, 2015 Report Share Posted February 19, 2015 I have done a number of sadistic things to unfortunate cheap fiddles in the past, usually trying to test some acoustic idea or get some practice in varnishing or antiquing where I don't want to risk ruining my own stuff. I have previously put them under separate topics, such as the recent old Maggini model rework, $44 violin, and slab top experiment. These are the links to them, respectively, for anyone interested: http://www.maestronet.com/forum/index.php?/topic/331823-what-does-the-back-do/ http://www.maestronet.com/forum/index.php?/topic/330559-the-44-fiddle-another-silk-purse-project/ http://www.maestronet.com/forum/index.php?/topic/331372-slab-cut-spruce-top-another-whacky-experiment/ I have been accumulating a few more cheap fiddles to replace the ones that have pretty much died on the operating table, and thought I'd just have one thread for all the carnage and autopsies. Easy to find or ignore... and I don't want to post this unprofessional stuff in my "Contemporary Makers' Gallery", which I'll use for the stuff I'll put my label in. I have one on my bench now... an inexpensive Chinese model, complete with varnish and everything. From the $44 white fiddle experience, by the time I put in fittings and add a case, it's cheaper just to get an equivalent package and strip it. I'll post more later. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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