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#241 AnAmateur



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Posted 22 October 2002 - 08:01 PM

Stefano Scarampella 1916.

#242 kc011c



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Posted 22 October 2002 - 08:29 PM

1994 Bryan Lisus violin (Cape Town, South Africa) - Good golly Miss Molly but that thing can play! Wow. (*Ahem* sorry - 8 years and I'm still absolutely head over heels in love with my instrument).

#243 ttk


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Posted 22 October 2002 - 09:17 PM

A Stepan Demirdjian 2002 --wonderful core sound..still opening up...
--bow---a Jian Lee modified Jack English bow..

#244 sinebar



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Posted 22 October 2002 - 09:58 PM

I'm playing a modern violin I purchased from a local Luthier. I recently inherited an old violin I believe was made in 1735. I'm waiting for legal procedures and then I can go and get it. Im not sure about the maker but I think his name was Delagusi or something like that.

#245 oldgeezer



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Posted 22 October 2002 - 10:07 PM

I’m playing an American violin made in 1982 by a local maker, John Masters. It sounds much better and is easier to play than my old German Strad copy. It's a great fiddle. With a Coda bow and a made in USA case it’s completely a born in the USA fiddle outfit.

#246 Ernst



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Posted 22 October 2002 - 10:30 PM

2001 Stringworks Artist violin

Early 1900s Czech - George Klotz Copy violin

Mid 1900s JG CO. violin

The Artist and the JG are going on the block after christmas. I'm thinking of a Scott Cao 800 as a stepping stone on the way to a David Palm.

The Czech is a real sleeper. Not particularly well made, not very good looking, and sings like an angel. I'm going to do a little more set up work and hang onto it for a beater. It's a great yard party and camp fiddle. If I had any common sense I'd put some money into it and skip the Cao.

#247 MsMazas


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Posted 22 October 2002 - 10:48 PM

Presently I'm playing on a 1908 Sylvestre et Mauchetel.

It's my baby, and great John Julias Priest that thing has power!


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Posted 22 October 2002 - 11:18 PM

good heavens this is an old post...

the pate is now sitting on the couch in the computer room collecting dust...i really really need to sell it...me needs a new bow.

anyhow...i found "THE" instrument. I've had it almost a year now...crazy. its made by Lawrence Furse of Salt Lake City, Utah. he was suggested to me by Bein&Fushi oddly enough. i love it...it keeps getting better. currently using a Coda Classic; currently wanting something better.

#249 MrDublin



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Posted 22 October 2002 - 11:22 PM

For the last 8 months I have been playing a Jan Dvorak model 33 made in Prague in 2001 imported by Knilling. Has a very pleasant sound real step up from the Old German no name that I started on. Not a bad sound but no power. I plan to keep my Dvorak for quite some time the grain on the top is deep and gorgeous. It sings to me when I play it. I think purchasing this instrument has had more to do with my development than any other single thing, I can't stop playing it.

#250 crazy jane

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Posted 23 October 2002 - 12:22 AM

The Great One (foreground) with his maker, Ray Bastien, and awards: a 16 3/4" Tertis model viola (double-wide).

Rest in peace, Ray.


#251 concertA


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Posted 23 October 2002 - 10:47 AM

I started on a $400 Meisel (sp?) german student violin, which as a beginner I just loved-it was so red and shiny!

When we sold our house and made a lot in equity I informed my husband that I was taking some of the money for a violin. Our local luthier had a beautiful William Chadwick instrument that I purchased. The only other owner was a little old lady who played it as a teenager and adult. When she passed away her family sold it to the luthier and then he sold it to me. It was made in 1909 and is a beautiful honey/wheat color with bold/dramatic flaming on back. It has a very bright singing tone.

I had trouble finding info on Chadwick violins of London until I searched old posts in this forum.

Belated thanks for those posts that gave me some information on my lovely violin.

#252 HoosierGirl



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Posted 23 October 2002 - 11:03 AM

Unlabeled cello, estimated to be 1940-ish German.

#253 UncleWeasel


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Posted 23 October 2002 - 11:49 AM

I've been playing a 1904 Romeo ANTONIAZZI from Cremona with a bow by E.Sartory for the last 10years

#254 bankshot


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Posted 23 October 2002 - 12:46 PM

1978 Ernst Heinrich Roth, set up with Evah Pirazzi strings. This is a hand-made EHR shop instrument. I recently had a new soundpost and a new Aubert Deluxe bridge installed by Scott Cao's excellent shop in Campbell, California. Tremendous projection and bright, sweet sound for such an inexpensive instrument (about $1000, 22 years ago). I have compared it with several $9-$15,000 modern Italian instruments and would not trade it for any of them.

#255 fiddlegeek


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Posted 23 October 2002 - 01:12 PM

I play a bright little 1921 Micelli...

and some 1996 Gibson Highland pipes.

I guess that I like those "cut through the din" kind of instruments!

#256 Yojimbo



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Posted 23 October 2002 - 03:25 PM

Guess I should also include my guitars: a 1969 Tamura Flamenco (Spanish cyprus and spruce), and a 1975 Larivee 12 fret steel string. There is also an Amazing electric 'cello, but it doesn't come out much

#257 stephen redrobe

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Posted 23 October 2002 - 04:01 PM

1] David Palm, Saskatchewan, Canada. 2002.
2] Joseph Guarnerius, Cremona, Italy. 1741.
Assistant to Prof. Erick Friedman.

#258 Kabal



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Posted 23 October 2002 - 04:04 PM

Matsuda, 1992
Mark Wood, 2000

#259 HoosierGirl



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Posted 23 October 2002 - 04:17 PM

My husband is also a Matsuda man. Those are some great violins.

#260 FSviolin



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Posted 23 October 2002 - 04:31 PM

Shop of Shuster.

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