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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: J N LaCroix fiddle?

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KCFiddles - Posted - 01/08/2022:  11:24:39

I recently traded for a fiddle by a maker named J N LaCroix out of Le Havre Montana. It's surprisingly good for an American maker, showing a sure hand, really clean workmanship, and it has a great sound, especially for fiddling. Nice growly g, sweet across the A and E, well balanced, plenty of volume. I found a couple of letters from him to Violinist magazine in the 20s, but otherwise nothing. Anybody have any info on this guy? I don't have a copy of Wenberg yet, nothing in Fairfield.

ChickenMan - Posted - 01/08/2022:  15:08:26

David Bromberg might know... Not sure how to contact him exactly.

KCFiddles - Posted - 01/08/2022:  15:22:30

I've been in touch with David Bromberg. Been trying to find funding for his museum, but that hasn't been working out too well. I hate to bug him, but I will, if other sources don't pan out. Seems like the older we get, the busier we get.

Mobob - Posted - 01/08/2022:  16:05:44

Michael, you might try Greg Boyd, House of Fine Instruments in Billings, been around a long time, might know someone who could help.

Petimar - Posted - 01/10/2022:  19:45:48

Greg Boyd’s shop is in Missoula

KCFiddles - Posted - 01/30/2022:  20:31:02

Talked to Greg Boyd, and came up blank, but came up with some other leads to pursue as time allows.

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