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Playing Since: 2007

Experience Level: Purty Good

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Occupation: Web Developer

Gender: Female

Age: 63

My Instruments:
My main fiddle is a hard used but wonderfully sounding D. Salzard that's about 130 years old, with a one piece back to die for, and appears handmade. My second fiddle is a very early Suzuki Nippon that looks like it was repaired by a backyard body mechanic with Bondo and epoxy, but manages to sing quite nicely. And I have an early 20th c. German Strad which is plain-plain-plain until you put the bow to her, when she turns into Cinderella at the Ball, with Dark Rich Tone. And I've got a 4th fiddle that's a german trade fiddle, a project I am currently working on, and a 5th that's a german trade, probably a Mittenwald, that needs work that I picked up recently at the flea market. I've also got a couple basket cases that came in recently. One's repairable, an amateur made fiddle from New York, but it needs the whole pegbox/scroll grafted. The other is for parts.

Favorite Bands/Musicians:
First and Foremost, the Gypsy King himself, Stefane Grapelli,
Stuff Smith,
John Hartford,
April Verch,
Regina Carter,
Joe Venuti,
Buddy Thomas,
Chubby Wise,
Owen Chapman,
Dwight Lamb,
Liz Carroll,
Tommy Jarrell,
Lester McCumbers,
Elmer Rich.
Snake Chapman,
Ed Haley,
Jehile Kirkhuff

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Created 4/13/2008
Last Visit 7/4/2013


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German fiddle 2 

Posted 10/15/2010 2:52:32 PM

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3 comments on “German fiddle 2”

Mandogryl Says:
Friday, October 15, 2010 @6:17:13 PM

I see this as a better quality instrument.
Decent figure to the maple back and lower C-bout corners.
Looks like an iron locator pin on that lower block. I think I
would remove it and use a wood one. And a wooden one
on the top block as well seeing as how you've taken the FB off.
Nice work so far.
bj Says:
Friday, October 15, 2010 @6:23:57 PM

The fingerboard was off when I got this one. Needs reglueing, but I've already done a dry run on that and it will be the easiest part of the repair with the tools I already have from my antique furniture restoration days.
bj Says:
Friday, October 15, 2010 @6:25:11 PM

Oh, and the bottom block pin IS wood, but not ebony. Looks like maple to me.

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