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Frank Nichols Drawings of Scroll & Neck

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Has anyone heard from Frank Nichols recently?  Does he post here anymore?   

I was looking for the drawing of Scroll & Neck by Frank Nichols on my saved documents.  I have thought this was the best drawing for someone as it seems to have all the dimensions.  Unfortunately, I found several drawings of Franks but cannot tell which is the latest as none of the ones I have do not have dates on them.

Can anyone give any help?

Thanks

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Last June you PM'd me about Frank Nichols scroll drawing and stated you "kept his best printing of a scroll and neck".   I have since bought from "The Strad" a poster of Stradivari's "Messiah".  Looking at Nichols's drawing and comparing it to "The Strad" poster  I see numerous differences between the two.  I am looking to making my FIRST violin BUT want to try and do it right but which one do I follow for measurements?  I have written Frank about the differences but have not gotten a response.  The only great problem is that "The Strad" does not have a complete drawing of the scroll and neck while Frank's does have this.  Any suggestions you might have would be greatly appreciated!

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17 hours ago, Amateur Maker said:

  I am looking to making my FIRST violin BUT want to try and do it right but which one do I follow for measurements? 

The anxiety of making V1. 

Just go with the Strad - nobody will know the difference from the original (it's locked in a case).

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1 hour ago, Janito said:

The anxiety of making V1. 

Just go with the Strad - nobody will know the difference from the original (it's locked in a case).

Also, if your first scroll is so good that it does look like a Strad scroll, we will have to kill you.

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