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Is this violin English?

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Hi,

I would really appreciate some help with identifying this violin, which I think may be English. Not sure quite why - just a gut reaction. It has very low arching and has had a neck graft that clearly needs sorting as the photos show damage where it fits into the top block, all around the button. I'm not sure quite how to tackle this repair yet, but that is for another day! 

Measurements are as follows|

length 355 mm

upper bout 172mm; middle 115; lower 212.

rib depth 30mm

plate to nut 127mm

fingerboard 269

nut width 25

peg box top 113mm

 

The very narrow peg box is something I've not encountered before. 

Any comments on either where it might be from or the problems re restoration would be much appreciated. 

 

 

 

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Can you show the peg box from the front? I wonder what kind of wood the bottom was made of. These pegs are often seen on old English fiddles - they may well be the original ones.

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You seem to have two  different  heads there, one with rosewood and one with boxwood pegs. I don't  associate that model of box pegs with English work particularly. To me they're  German, but I'm sure they were widely used.

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oops sorry! here is the right picture. They are boxwood pegs. Thanks for comments so far. I can't post a pic of the bottom of the pegbox until Monday I'm afraid as i don't have the violin here at home with me. It's at the workshop. Sorry.

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14 hours ago, Conor Russell said:

Rue, I  recommend mozzarella, basil, and tomato, with coarse salt and olive oil.

Mmmmmm.........With or without lettuce?

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On ‎20‎/‎04‎/‎2017 at 3:28 PM, Fyldefiddler said:

Hi,

I would really appreciate some help with identifying this violin, which I think may be English. Not sure quite why - just a gut reaction.

Maybe it's the strings?

I like it almost as much as Conor's salad recipe.

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Rue, I  recommend mozzarella, basil, and tomato, with coarse salt and olive oil.

Well d*mn!  :angry:

4 hours ago, Ratcliffiddles said:

Rue, did you cope with the salad?

I did eat a salad too!  At McDonald's...punishment enough! :ph34r:

I always pay my debts! ^_^

 

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Just now, Jeff Jetson said:

It is a good thing Rue that you didn't offer to eat your hat instead of s salad!

...I was careful with the bet I placed...^_^

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5 hours ago, Fyldefiddler said:

Can you please explain why? It doesn't have the highly flamed back that I thought Mirecourt would display.

 That is not a determining criteria for a Mirecourt violin.

Please post straight-on images and the full head profile, also the heel of the neck in profile.

 

 

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5 hours ago, sospiri said:

Maybe it's the strings?

I like it almost as much as Conor's salad recipe.

Only if they can be worn for garters. :lol:

Addie salad deluxe: spinach, tomato, basil, green olives, sunflower nuts.

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On ‎22‎/‎04‎/‎2017 at 5:28 PM, Addie said:

Only if they can be worn for garters. :lol:

Addie salad deluxe: spinach, tomato, basil, green olives, sunflower nuts.

The salad sounds nice Addie. The fashion advice, I will pass on, not really my look.

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