Josep J. Ruiz Posted June 28, 2019 Report Share Posted June 28, 2019 Hello all, To make my first restoration attempt I bought this old composite violin. In the state it arrived to my hands part of the back and scroll was partially covered by a green (!!!) varnish but after remove it the violin looks better. Unfortunately to me was impossible to recover all the original varnish... In my humble opinion, the scroll, ribs and back reminds me of some XVIII century 'tyrolean' (I don't know if this name is appropiate) instruments. On the other hand, I thought the top is from some german workshop but this F holes are similar to some Mirecourt from middle XIX century. Obviously this piece was fit with the incomplete violin with no historical criteria but it has similar contour and purfling to the back and some of the same brown varnish still present on the ribs ( and were also some remains near the upper botton). For this reason I think the top was made ex novo during the XIX century to replace the original top after a traumatic accident. Anyone of you experts can tell me if I'm in the correct way in my considerations? Do you think is possible to know some more concrete data with the photos? Do you think I removed acceptably the modern varnish? Please, don't say 'you ruined the violin so throw it in the bin'...It's only my first attempt to restoration and I would like to learn more about this field Thank you all in advance! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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