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What is your favourite overall colour for violins or other violin family instruments?  

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  1. 1. Your favourite overall violin/viola/cello/bass colour is:

    • Yellow
      1
    • Orange
      8
    • Red
      12
    • Light brown
      7
    • Dark brown
      4
    • "Black", old Viennese
      4


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At school, people were shocked that when mixing colors, they always ended up with some brown...well, all were shocked except for the artist amongst us.

 

Mine: Green. The color they turn after being sold!

 

p.s. there is al lot more green in most varnishes than most realize.

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1 hour ago, duane88 said:

p.s. there is al lot more green in most varnishes than most realize.

a nice wood wash of water and PG7 washes all the pink away,

and nobody know's it's even there.

Just a touch less than a full tube per fiddle.

Just enough so that it becomes hard to tell if you're even Irish,

unless it's Saint Paddys day,,, which,,,  in which such a situation you might happen up ,,,on

they might guess you were ,,

even if you Taint...

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3 hours ago, Violadamore said:

This:

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:)

Now THAT is really nice.,,

Depth of color,, sharpness of detail,,

perfection of execution,

The sheer wholesome goodness with which it exudes it's auraic enchantment,

delighting the senses and soothing the broken hearts, and mending the aching ears, of this I am certain.

How does it sound?

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I find wood in all it natural colors wonderful. Our job as maker’s is to help show how special the wood is. Here’s a piece of maple (pic from this morning) that has never had any finish other my hands and many many loaves of breads and pies. Is it yellow or brown?

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4 minutes ago, Jim Bress said:

I find wood in all it natural colors wonderful. Our job as maker’s is to help show how special the wood is. Here’s a piece of maple (pic from this morning) that has never had any finish other my hands and many many loaves of breads and pies. Is it yellow or brown?

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Wow that’s beautiful.

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6 minutes ago, Jim Bress said:

I find wood in all it natural colors wonderful. Our job as maker’s is to help show how special the wood is. Here’s a piece of maple (pic from this morning) that has never had any finish other my hands and many many loaves of breads and pies. Is it yellow or brown?

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How can I be certain that that particular stick, is really a stick,,,

which in fact might be some piece of plastic from Ikea or somthing?

are you drinking on your mead again?

That would explain it all.

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9 minutes ago, Evan Smith said:

How can I be certain that that particular stick, is really a stick,,,

which in fact might be some piece of plastic from Ikea or somthing?

are you drinking on your mead again?

That would explain it all.

Yes, fortified with just enough Barenjager to add depth to the flavor. Still working on the perfect ratio. ;)

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16 hours ago, Jim Bress said:

I find wood in all it natural colors wonderful. Our job as maker’s is to help show how special the wood is. Here’s a piece of maple (pic from this morning) that has never had any finish other my hands and many many loaves of breads and pies. Is it yellow or brown?

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I agree - I think visual texture is at least as important as color. Here’s some very successful golden yellow:

 

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44 minutes ago, Evan Smith said:

Now THAT is really nice.,,

Depth of color,, sharpness of detail,,

perfection of execution,

The sheer wholesome goodness with which it exudes it's auraic enchantment,

delighting the senses and soothing the broken hearts, and mending the aching ears, of this I am certain.

How does it sound?

Very, very good.  Plays easily, projects well, and resonates very noticeably.  It's an Italian amateur made violin by Mario Salustri (in Albano Laziale, near Rome) that his widow sold through an Amati auction in 2019.  I couldn't be happier with it.  :)

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