I 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.
There are more pictures of this fiddle on my homepage. I hope you will take a moment and look at them.
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Playing Since: 2011
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Occupation: United Methodist Pastor
Fiddle, Banjo, Clarinet and Tenor Saxophone.
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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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