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The back of the scroll on this violin?

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22 hours ago, Rue said:

Awesome!  What all did you do to it?  Do you have a nice clear photo of the back of the scroll?

Here's this one Rue

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Oh, I agree.  I just think it's worth distinguishing between damaging something (to modernise its sound) and fixing beaver wood.

Here's mine (and it does have a superior sound - maybe a regraduation?    Loads of good work done on it but the new pegs very poorly fitted which is weird):

 

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Thanks folks! :)

It's actually rather neat - I don't mind it.

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5 hours ago, keyboardclass said:

I got one of those.  Can I get $1400 for it?

If you are a dealer in a bigger market, yes, and probably more if you clean it up a bit. But any given individual might be lucky to get 1/4 of that.

That one looks pretty good though, most are hardly worth anything.

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On 4/1/2020 at 5:16 PM, duane88 said:

And quite often, we violin makers carve that flat spot out and retouch the varnish. Conservatory, soloist, "Lady's Violin", paganini, student. These are all things that I have seen carved on the backs of the scrolls.

How does that add to the value of the violin? ... will it play any better?:)

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13 hours ago, Mat Roop said:

How does that add to the value of the violin? ... will it play any better?:)

Nope, but it opens the market for who might purchase it. Classical violinists might look at this as a "fiddle" and direct a student away from purchase because of the back of the scroll!

You could ask the teachers that question, but that would be rude...

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