Gluing on a fingerboard is not a hard job. On the other hand there’s a school that believes in making easy jobs hard, in this case… Read more »
There are all sorts of ways to damage an instrument, and I’ve seen them all, I think.… Read more »
A Dutch Job
Usually tops and backs are just glued directly to the ribs and linings, nothing fancy. At various places and times in the past, though, sometimes makers locked the top and back in place.… Read more »
Another Good Idea!
I can’t remember where I got this soundpost. It speaks for itself. I’m sure there was an idea–perhaps something to do with resonance in the antennae. There have been a few ideas over the last 100 years of putting resonating objects inside of violins… Read more »
My French doesn’t really exist: does this label offer a “bar of logical harmony”, while implying perfection? Of course after seeing this label under the (wrong side) f-hole, I pulled the end pin and took a look into the violin through the hole.… Read more »
You are probably slightly aware of something moving around inside your violin, but here’s how it starts, as a mess in some deep corner.… Read more »
Platform for a Post
Here’s another strange one. I didn’t open this violin, so it’s still there. As always, I have no idea what the person who did this thought he was going to accomplish. Posts and bars, perhaps because they’re not usually visible, seem to be common targets for violin vandals with ideas.
Musical Instruments Making Music
It’s nice to have music in the shop. This device was made to turn a wall into a speaker, by fastening it behind a wall to the wallboard. The round pads on the ends of the legs are glued to the wall, and the middle section is like the middle of a speaker, minus the cone, […]