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Jan 8, 2022 - 11:24:39 AM
5677 posts since 7/1/2007

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.

Jan 8, 2022 - 3:08:26 PM

5804 posts since 9/26/2008

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

Jan 8, 2022 - 3:22:30 PM
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5677 posts since 7/1/2007

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.

Jan 8, 2022 - 4:05:44 PM
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195 posts since 10/1/2009

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

Jan 10, 2022 - 7:45:48 PM



157 posts since 9/13/2007

Greg Boyd’s shop is in Missoula

Jan 30, 2022 - 8:31:02 PM
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5677 posts since 7/1/2007

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

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