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Apr 11, 2024 - 2:01:19 PM

bsed55

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4352 posts since 6/23/2007

I'm making my first fiddle. I am about to glue the top and back to the ribs. So it is at this point that I need to make a label that will go inside the back.

I could inscribe my name and the date. Perhaps I could give my fiddle a name (though it may not live up to that name).

I was just wondering if you guys have any ideas of something I should include.

What was the weirdest label you ever saw? The most interesting?

Apr 11, 2024 - 2:33:49 PM
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2598 posts since 8/27/2008

I use my signature, the year, and the number of the fiddle. I wouldn't name it. But that's just me.

Apr 12, 2024 - 6:16:23 AM
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1475 posts since 3/1/2020

I think a label with the maker name, a date, and the place it was made is all that’s really necessary. If you make different models, it might be useful to identify that, but it’s not strictly necessary.

Print the label, though! Entirely handwritten or typewritten labels make it look like you didn’t care enough to take the time to do it properly. Filling in the last two digits of the year and/or signing the label is fine, but the worst labels of all are the ballpoint pen ones or the ones that are written onto the back without any paper.

In any case, the label can be put in at any stage once the back is done. It's easy to put a label in after varnishing or setup. 

Edited by - The Violin Beautiful on 04/12/2024 06:32:26

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