Filippo Sciarra Posted January 15 Report Share Posted January 15 Hi all. I just bought an old 19th century violin off eBay, it looked really nice, seemed to have very little big flaws and, most importantly, I paid very little for it (considering shipment and all, about €130). I'm a pretty advanced violinist, definitely not a luthier, who wanted something to start working on in this field. I have rehaired a couple bows (with decent results, nothing spectacular), moved a couple of soundposts, refined a bridge about a year ago and changed fittings in the past, but nothing more than that. I know a bit how to work with wood, since my grandad was a carpenter and my father, when I was little, teached me lots of stuff. I didn't buy this instrument with reselling it in mind. I just want to work on it, listen to how it sounds, see how it looks, but I don't have enourmous plans for it, especially since I have not even received it. It may just be a really pretty VSO. By the way, it has no label, and a small repaired crack on the left F hole, right under the eye. I know that restoring should be left to professionals, but without any practise how will I ever learn? I'm willing to throw these money in the trash if the plan becomes a failure, but I want to try and do something. What do you think? Have you had similar experiences with these sorts of instruments? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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