Recommended Posts

Had this restored. It wasn’t in that bad of shape. The luthier couldn’t give me a name or an age, he thought maybe baroque. 

I don’t know why it has filled holes in the c-bouts and the three upfront. It came with a bow marked Vuillaume probably a copy.

Thanks in advance.

 

8DD8DDB4-B1AA-4D0F-9450-413B5AF5C48C.jpeg

ECDD6C3A-B3FB-4286-8A58-10B7664FA9FB.jpeg

0CA6F14A-7FB8-4760-BD22-997A36938CA6.jpeg

79E05C90-4F9C-47BD-BCCA-C3167359518A.jpeg

4F9615DC-2645-410B-AA7B-DA5FC4241928.jpeg

03428132-F61C-4342-8019-9DD7E42751D0.jpeg

E52DBA82-D9CD-4544-9A94-3C40E00CDA79.jpeg

A4B24242-523B-428A-BC35-87ED1ABAC78D.jpeg

15B898F6-FBB5-4C00-B6DE-4891FC4002D1.jpeg

Edited by Slyalys

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am pretty sure that it is not from the Salzkammergut, rather it seems to have been made by a woodworker who knew roughly what a violin looks like, and worked it out himself. i have had arguments with people on Maestronet who always thought that amateur auto-didact stuff must surely be American, although I suppose it could be. I doubt that it is all that old..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When I got it was in a 100 year old case with handmade gut strings. 

I was just wondering why the filled holes on the c-bouts. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree with Jacob. Some amateur work. It has some individual flair though. 

For its age I would say it could be 100 years old, judging from the wear of the stained fingerboard.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 hours ago, Slyalys said:

When I got it was in a 100 year old case with handmade gut strings. 

I was just wondering why the filled holes on the c-bouts. 

Gut strings were used till 1960...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don’t think so. The back is some kind of maple (birds eye?) and is a split back. The purfling is painted on the back.

The violin is really loud and really resonant. 

Edited by Slyalys

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 3/25/2019 at 4:03 PM, jacobsaunders said:

I am pretty sure that it is not from the Salzkammergut, rather it seems to have been made by a woodworker who knew roughly what a violin looks like, and worked it out himself. i have had arguments with people on Maestronet who always thought that amateur auto-didact stuff must surely be American, although I suppose it could be. I doubt that it is all that old..

I'm with Jacob on this.  IMHO, autodidact or amateur maker, most likely 1880-1920 British, maybe immigrant or backwoods USA about the same time.  It has a number of idiosyncrasies.  Without an identified comparison example linking it to a particular maker, no real telling who made it or when.  If it sounds good and plays well, why worry about the provenance?  :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.