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My Linarol viola

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I was under the assumption that the OP made it. I might also guess someone like Michael Blaurock.

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55 minutes ago, lawrence furse said:

Looks like the Schotten.  http://www.yizhakschotten.com/

I made a copy of that in 1979 and it worked out very well.  I gave it a dark brown antiqued varish job, it suited it very well.   

It really does, and a bit too much like those photographs, which seem fairly crudely cropped to a clear background... I'm afraid to say a lot of the ugliness of this makes me feel that it's directly inspired by the photos on his website, and may be less like the viola in real life. Having said that, I think its an impressive effort at interpreting something in many respects and have no wish to be rude or unkind about it... but a good look at some real Linarols would be very very very very informative before making a second attempt. 

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Of course it is copy, I finished neck yesterday, it is my first viola(and second instrument), as you said it is copied from those photos from Schotten webpage. And I would very very very very like to see real Linarol before second attempt:).

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5 hours ago, Dwight Brown said:

Holy Smokes!  Thank You so much for the post and pictures, really special to say the least.

DLB

It was made thanks to you and your Dilworth's viola.When I first saw photos of it here I thought why he made such ugly f-holes, then I found they are quite exact copies and Linarols became one of my favourite makers

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