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Dec 5, 2022 - 8:52:36 AM
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808 posts since 1/9/2009

I took this picture on a train outside of Paris in September.   I have heard of these violins.   It sounded somewhat tinny and thin but did the job.   

Larry


 

Dec 5, 2022 - 9:03:23 AM
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DougD

USA

10986 posts since 12/2/2007

That's a Stroh violin, invented and manufactured in England in the early 20th century (originally). I think you're right about the sound. There was a recent thread about them here at the FHO.

Dec 5, 2022 - 6:37:56 PM
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359 posts since 6/3/2016

They are played in Romania. Hora makes new ones. Search for "trumpet fiddle", "viora cu Goarne". Here is my favorite  youtube video  youtube.com/watch?v=e3sk0fClrGc .

Dec 5, 2022 - 7:02:12 PM
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359 posts since 6/3/2016

Or how about this young lad? https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3ieCKsXN60A

Or triple viora cu goarne [edit: second link was incorrect, attempting to fix]   https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WCCTA7-_-n0

Edited by - RinconMtnErnie on 12/05/2022 19:08:13

Dec 6, 2022 - 3:04:24 AM

Quincy

Belgium

527 posts since 1/16/2021

quote:
Originally posted by RinconMtnErnie

Or how about this young lad? https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3ieCKsXN60A

Or triple viora cu goarne [edit: second link was incorrect, attempting to fix]   https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WCCTA7-_-n0

 


Wow! Unbelievable, what a talent <3

Dec 6, 2022 - 2:16:12 PM

banjopaolo

Italy

257 posts since 9/14/2010

I play one modern Replica, it is very unconfortable to hold but makes a pretty noise!


Dec 7, 2022 - 2:05:29 PM

217 posts since 1/29/2008

The late Bill Dillof had one these and I was lucky enough to get to play it a few times. I think it's called a Stroh Viol, IIRC. He had some vintage photos from the Stroh catalog of the whole range of instruments (violin, viola, cello, and bass) all gathered around a giant horned recording gramophone back in the twenties. Quite the novelty.

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