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Cracked Johann Christoph Leidolff?


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Another one from my collection. This is, or i think it is, if the label is not fake, a Johann Cristoph Leidolff violin. First i must say it very rich in overtones and has great projection, i like it very much. I was wondering if the cracks that you see in the pictures are a dangerous or can i let them just "exist" and if i should change my chinrest beacause both of the feet of the chinrest have a crack under them. Also the peg (end button) is somewhat tilted towards the tailpiece, being pulled by it. Is this a problem? And i think there is a "crack"  (looks more like a splinter), on the back, around where the soundpost is but not underneath it, and inside i can't see any problems so maybe it is just an aestetic matter, what do you think?

I also included some pictures of the corners, beacause Mister/Lord Jacobsaunders, if i remember corectly, said in a thread that Leidolff Instruments have " dead pig's noses", but there where no pictures.

Thank you for your help.

 

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9 minutes ago, Shelbow said:

Excellent I'm getting better........ I just need to work on my geographical knowledge and refine my dating a bit. :lol:

If you wish to learn more about Leidolff, I started a thread about him, where I was intending to go into much more detail, but haven’t got around to it yet

https://maestronet.com/forum/index.php?/topic/349868-johann-christoph-leidolff-vienna-1736-cello-in-original-condition/

 

 

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10 minutes ago, jacobsaunders said:

If you wish to learn more about Leidolff, I started a thread about him, where I was intending to go into much more detail, but haven’t got around to it yet

https://maestronet.com/forum/index.php?/topic/349868-johann-christoph-leidolff-vienna-1736-cello-in-original-condition/

 

Thanks Jacob, a very interesting and informative read. I look forward to the future updates.

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Hi Vion :) As a starting point it's a good idea to assume any label is fake. More violins have imitation or replica labels than not, even in older instruments. This is because there are so many mass produced violins in existence.

Then it is a good idea to look carefully at the attributes of the violin and compare it to other violins of that supposed era/location and also to any other certified violins by that maker.

Only then would I rely on a label to back up any attribution.

Edit: The end pin doesn't look too bad, but make sure it is well wedged in before attaching the strings and tailpiece.

Otherwise if it isn't going in fully, the hole might need to be reamed slightly more.

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