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Pictures of My Grandfather's Fiddle

Thursday, March 1, 2012

John Hale Fiddle 1927I wanted to share a couple of pictures of my fiddle that was made by my grandfather, John E. Hale.  It was completed on March 16, 1927 - two years before my mother was born, and twenty-six years after he lost his right arm in a saw mill accident.

It's a beautiful instument.  I don't know what wood it is made of.  I hope to find out.  Everything is original to the fiddle, except for the strings.

The original bow and case have been lost.  I have ordered a new bow to start playing on, but I hope to get a more professional one later.

John Hale FiddleThere are more pictures of this fiddle on my homepage.  I hope you will take a moment and look at them.

Peace,

Steve

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Playing Since: 2011
Experience Level: Just Startin'

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Occupation: United Methodist Pastor

Gender: Male
Age: 57

My Instruments:
Fiddle, Banjo, Clarinet and Tenor Saxophone.

Favorite Bands/Musicians:
Vassar Clements, Charlie Daniels, Alison Krauss, Roy Acuff, the Carter Family, the Dixie Chicks, John McCutcheon and too many others to name.

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I grew up in Kingsport, TN. I was born and raised with bluegrass in my blood. Speaking of blood, I am fourth cousins with the Carter Family (A.P. and Eck specifically). I grew up going to the Carter Family Fold on Saturday nights. Now I live in Richmond, VA, but I haven't forgotten my roots.

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