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Hello folks,

I'm Jackson Maberry of Walla Walla, WA. I'm studying with bowmaker Ernie Hartl, and I very much look forward to being part of the community here and continuing to study this craft. Thanks for taking the time to read this!

Best always,

Jackson

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Yes, welcome, Jackson.

 

First piece of advice.  VERRRRY IMPORTANT:

 

Move to Cremona.  Walla Walla on a label seems to lack a certain professional oomph.   :)   

 

Just kidding of course.  You might be the very one to put Walla Walla on the map, so that in future centuries Walla Walla will roll off the tongues of slick dealers just like Cremona, Turin, and Brescia do today. 

 

Best of luck.

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Yes, welcome, Jackson.

 

First piece of advice.  VERRRRY IMPORTANT:

 

Move to Cremona.  Walla Walla on a label seems to lack a certain professional oomph.   :)   

 

Just kidding of course.  You might be the very one to put Walla Walla on the map, so that in future centuries Walla Walla will roll off the tongues of slick dealers just like Cremona, Turin, and Brescia do today. 

 

Best of luck.

Will and Jackson, Walla Walla has kind-of turned in a high-falutin' place since the time my mother grew up on a farm there, and my sister followed in her mother's footsteps by working in a cannery there during summer breaks from college, to better understand our mother's heritage. These days, they've even got vineyards and classy wine unabashedly proclaiming that it comes from there. Yup, I fully understand that you're just kidding, Will. :)

 

How times have changed, from packs of dogs obsessively following my grandfather when he went into town (he raised fox and mink toward the end of his career, when it was at the height of fashion), and the dogs could always smell it, no matter how much he dipped and scrubbed.

 

Acknowledged, some aboriginal American names can sound pretty corny when applied to fiddlemaking as we know it. But "Ann Arbor" doesn't sound like such a great name either.

 

Despite that, a good number of people have managed to do OK  :lol:  in Ann Arbor.

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We went to Moose Jaw this spring...it's not far from Antler...or Oxbow...while on our way to Big Beaver... ;)

***p.s.

BTW...Climax was an anti-climax...but maybe because it was too far away from Romance and Conquest?

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Canada's east coast has lots of interesting town/village names...

 

"Dildo" Newfoundland

"Crapaud" Prince Edward Island.

 

Imagine...  

 

Fecit Crapaud

2015  

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Yes, welcome, Jackson.

 

First piece of advice.  VERRRRY IMPORTANT:

 

Move to Cremona.  Walla Walla on a label seems to lack a certain professional oomph.   :)   

 

Just kidding of course.  You might be the very one to put Walla Walla on the map, so that in future centuries Walla Walla will roll off the tongues of slick dealers just like Cremona, Turin, and Brescia do today. 

 

Best of luck.

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Dear Jackson,

 

Walla Walla you ever want to know, you'll find the answer here.  Just be careful whose advice you choose to follow.

And welcome.

 

Larry

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Welcome Jackson, it seems you've started down the slippery slope in good company.  I also note that the Pegbox has  gone off at a tangent - gee, that never happens.

 

Australia has some pretty interesting names and places as well.  This a classic Oz comedy routine using many (language warning):

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97YnGQE1q6M

 

Season's greetings :-)

 

Tim

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I think come about April 1, we ought to compile the "NEW LITTLE ACME BOOK OF WORST NAMES FOR VIOLINMAKING TOWNS."  2016 edition. I could see a few days of fun and amusement there.

 

But just to get the creative process flowing, I'll offer my favorite place NOT to make violins:

 

                                                           TICKFAW, LOUISIANA

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Deadwood, SD.

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyllllantysiliogogogoch, Wales.

Brokenwind, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Moron de la Frontera, Spain.

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Found these Italian place names online:

Capracotta (“cooked goat”).

Troia (“hooker”),

Bastardo

Ramazzano le Pulci (“sweeping fleas”)

Orgia,

Belsedere (loosely translated as “cute ass”)

Femminamorta (“dead woman”).

Violino Belsedere. Thanks!

Composite violin labelled Bastardo.

Interesting 20th. C. Violin from Femminamorta.

Trade violin, labelled Troia.

Group-built Viola, labelled Orgia. :lol:

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Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyllllantysiliogogogoch, Wales.

 

Thanks for the memories, Addie,

 

I played in a "Young Audiences" quartet (if anyone remembers that organization) with a Welch violist who loved to tell the school kids about that place. The kids loved it.

 

It would take a heck of a label.  :-)

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Thanks again for the warm welcomes, friends. In reply to David - Walla Walla has indeed come a long way! I work (day job, for now at least) at one of those fancy-schmancy wineries, Seven Hills to be precise. If anyone wants to trade Cabernet for materials, let me know! It's a great little place to live and very affordable - for now. I expect it will eventually go the way of Napa and I'll be on to the next isolated hamlet.

Will L has the right of it, I expect. But it could indeed be worse! I could be building in Fingringhoe, Essex; or Dickshooter, Idaho! God forbid I should set up in Castrillo Matajudíos, España...

Just a few more posts before I can share some images with you all. I've got a few projects lying around that I could use extra eyes on, and at least a few cringe-worthy photos of bad past repairs that people have brought into my teacher's shop. Onward!

Best always,

Jackson

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I notice in the lower left corner of Omobono's map of Italy, a town named Asola... which sounds bad in English.

But the worst place ever would be Addiewell, West Lothian. :lol:

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There is more than one way to skin a cat.  If you can't move to Cremona, then the next best thing is to move to the nearest town with a Cremona Street.  Then label the violin as fatto su Cremona = made ON Cremona.  And don't forget to raise your prices.  There's a Cremona Street or Drive in Coral Gables, FL, and Goleta, CA, for starters.

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Round about here :

Tillietoodlum

Auchtermuchty

Tilliecoutry

Pittenweem

 

I suppose that the gods of the Pacific Northwest end up in Wallahalla?

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