Ole Bull fiddles
Posted 19 October 2000 - 10:40 PM
Posted 20 October 2000 - 01:08 AM
Posted 20 October 2000 - 01:50 AM
Posted 20 October 2000 - 10:48 AM
Ole Bull, the famous 19th C Norwegian violinist tried to improve the tone of the violin and made some (that apparently did not enhance the craft or meet his objective). Nevertheless, a large number of cheap commercial violins bearing his name were produced and sold - probably having no connection with him, other than stealing his name.
Chances are you are looking at one of those (or a copy of one-[bad joke]!).
Bull, himself, played on Stradivarius and Guarnarius violins. I was fortunate enough to once play on a Strad he had owned and, quite frankly, it leaves me wondering what tonal improvements he could possibly have been seeking that were not satisfied by that great instrument.
[This message has been edited by Andrew Victor (edited 10-20-2000).]
Posted 20 October 2000 - 05:12 PM
Posted 11 February 2001 - 05:50 PM
I believe the Lowendall factory also produced the Grand Concert Violin Stradivarius around the turn of the century. You can find these listed in the old Sears Roebuck catalogs.
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