Banjo Hangout Logo
Banjo Hangout Logo

Premier Sponsors

Fiddle Lovers Online

View napa1's Homepage


You must sign into your myHangout account in order to contact napa1.

Conservatory Violin from Germany

Sunday, January 12, 2020

 This Violin was in my Grandpa's attic for YEARS. I discovered it when I was about 6 or 7 years old, (1942 or so). It then became lost until about 2005 and my cousin turned it over to me. It was in terrible condition, dusty, dirty and only a few strings left and no bridge, no fine tuner, no tail piece, no chin rest. The coffin case was in narrow strips and all unglued and felt liner in shreds. I first rebuilt the coffin case and relined it and put  on 10 coats of hand rubbed black lacquer. It came out very well.

    I took it to a Fiddle player in Arizona in about 2007-8 and he offered to repair as best he could. He was the Arizona State Champion Fiddle player a few years earlier. When I got it back, it looked wonderful. He played for us at a special jam session of Country and Bluegrass music. He said the tone was great and all his other fiddle players gave a try and they too were astounded at the quality of the tone . This was kind of a surprise to all of them after laying around in the attic for years and stored who knows where.

  I would like to know if it could be identified as to origin. The Scroll has imprints, Conservatory Violin, Germany, and a ID of initials.

  I would like to  attach some photographs but don't quite know how on this site??


Add Comment

napa1's friends list is empty.

Playing Since: 2020
Experience Level: Just Startin'


Occupation: retired,Automotive component sales

Gender: Male
My Instruments:

Favorite Bands/Musicians:
Country-- Bluegrass

Classified Rating: (0)
Rate this Member

Profile Info:
Visible to: Public
Created 1/12/2020
Last Visit 1/17/2020

citizen USA

Hangout Network Help

View All Topics  |  View Categories