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You know...if you remove the neck and separate the top and back from the rib structure, you could reduce this thing from the center seam and get one reasonable viola out of it!

 

A project for the NEXT Pandemic lockdown.

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29 minutes ago, duane88 said:

You know...if you remove the neck and separate the top and back from the rib structure, you could reduce this thing from the center seam and get one reasonable viola out of it!

 

A project for the NEXT Pandemic lockdown.

Sold! To Duane!

Not feeling overly optimistic today....

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7 hours ago, duane88 said:

You know...if you remove the neck and separate the top and back from the rib structure, you could reduce this thing from the center seam and get one reasonable viola out of it!

 

A project for the NEXT Pandemic lockdown.

You might have to fill the ffs to pull that off.

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2 hours ago, jacobsaunders said:

Mr. Tertis RIP would have given you chapter & verse on why the OP ”Viola” is a heap of shit

I agree, and I was just being, or trying to be, funny. Cutting things down was and is a barbaric practice. 

 

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18 minutes ago, chiaroscuro_violins said:

The proper repair in this situation would be to band saw through every other grain line, then glue it back up.  

Perhaps a Fibonacci sequence instead? You could get a better cross arch.

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Lot 48 - AN EXPERIMENTAL VIOLA, LATE 19th CENTURY, Labeled, "27 Boulevard Bonne-Nouvelle Entrée... Baghe 18. Fabrication Violons, Altos, Basses & Archets Stien Vuillaume A Paris.", Sold in its original case.

Back: in good condition.
Ribs: in good condition.
Top: soundpost crack.
Head: in good condition.
Varnish: light wear and retouch.

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3 hours ago, Rue said:

So COOL! :D

Bouquets to the lovely young man for sending us the videos! Made my day! :lol:

...and yes, I won't be buying it...

He is indeed a lovely young man. I will buy him some roses :wub:

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