Thoughts on country and age??


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17 hours ago, Newfiddleguy said:

 

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15 hours ago, Michael H said:

Is that a notch at the bottom of the two piece rib? Or is it just another dent?

If you magnify (click on) this picture, you will see the notch in the back marking the centre line, typical of Markneukirchen Dutzendarbeit, in contrat to the notch in the ribs marking the centre line on Mittenwald instruments

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24 minutes ago, jacobsaunders said:

 

If you magnify (click on) this picture, you will see the notch in the back marking the centre line, typical of Markneukirchen Dutzendarbeit, in contrat to the notch in the ribs marking the centre line on Mittenwald instruments

You have seen an awful lot of these in your career so have you observed this notch on two piece backs with a centre line or is it just used as a marker on one piece backs to indicate the middle of the back ?

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 The sound would probably improve with a proper setup. The metal tuners result in a short after-length...perhaps moving the bridge up to align with the f hole notches, with a like movement of the sound post, along with shortening of the tailgut, or better, get a winter tailpiece.
 

 

 

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11 minutes ago, akaBobH said:

 The sound would probably improve with a proper setup. The metal tuners result in a short after-length...perhaps moving the bridge up to align with the f hole notches, with a like movement of the sound post, along with shortening of the tailgut, or better, get a winter tailpiece.
 

 

 

Apart from the f__ed up neck and button, it has an unrepaired sound post crack in the belly, If someone were doing it for a living, I wouldn’t bother

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34 minutes ago, Eloffe said:

similar to HOPF model?

Even though I've seen thousands of "Hopf" stamped/labeled violins, I'm not sure what a Hopf model is, but I wouldnt associate it with S. Germany.

Anyway I take back my S. German comment on this one.

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8 hours ago, Joris said:

The purfling corners of the front do not look similar to those of the back at all. Could either the back or the front be a replacement, especially the back with that huge ebony button crown? 

Most of the belly corner tips have been replaced (poorly), and some of the purfling lost at the tips. With a degree of wear, this is why they don’t look the same.

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