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Felix Master Luthier
Repairs on antique violin
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July 31, 2017 - 10:50 pm
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 On my antique violin that I'm guessing is approximately 140 years old, after having a new finger board installed, replacing a very warn, thin and mishaped finger board, this also had the added benefit of raising the finger board projection to the correct height, which was very low with the original finger board. By raising the projection of the finger board this caused increased tension on the strings and in turn increased the tension on. The neck joint Unfortunately this increased tension on the neck joint caused the neck joint to fail, snapping the button on the back plate of the violin in the process. Perrie was kind enough to allow Felix to do the repairs on the violin, performing a button graph and a neck rest, stained and revarnished the repaired area. He also saw some other internal issues that he addressed while having the back off, that he did not like the looks of. Upon arrival of my fiddle and examining the Workman ship of the repairs and the playability of the fiddle all of which are fantastic. All I can say is the title of Master Luthier is a well deserved and appropriate title for Felix, my old fiddle has never played, looked or sounded as good as it does now after the repair work that Felix has done. All I can say is thank you for taking the time to caringly and skillfully repair my old fiddle it is very much appreciated.


Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.

Albert Sammons

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August 1, 2017 - 8:11 am
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WOW.  Great review.

Fort Lauderdale
August 2, 2017 - 1:31 pm
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Thanks so much for the great review Mark. I'll forward this to Felix so that he can enjoy it as well. We are super happy with Felix and the other guys too. 🙂
Thanks for taking your time to share this.

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