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Mystery label
Does anyone recognize this label?
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MISTERC
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July 26, 2012 - 4:42 pm
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I recently had my fiddle taken apart for repairs and found a partial label inside. I think it may be clue as to the maker.

Although it is mostly gone the letter M is visible ( probably for Made by ) and the chain link border is visible. The border seem to be unique. I searched online  for violin labels and found hundreds, but none that looked like this.

If anyone recognizes this or knows of any database where I could look for more labels, I would be very grateful.

 

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Kevin M.
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Pictures of the violin will help more than pictures of the label. How the corner blocks are done the end blocks and f holes and the scroll.

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Kevin, when you say you "had" it taken apart, does that mean someone else disassembled it ?     And if you did, how did you get the top and bottom off, with a hot knife ?     dunno

I want to take my Chinese fiddle apart.

 

Sorry for that,,, I had the poster mixed up with you Kevin.facepalm

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What's that other label say? The one that starts with Antonius Stradivarius. Just curious.

When the work's all done and the sun's settin' low,

I pull out my fiddle and I rosin up the bow.

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Fiddlestix said
Kevin, when you say you "had" it taken apart, does that mean someone else disassembled it ?     And if you did, how did you get the top and bottom off, with a hot knife ?     dunno

I want to take my Chinese fiddle apart.

 

Sorry for that,,, I had the poster mixed up with you Kevin.facepalm

 

Generally when I take a top off it is really quite easy. I work a knife into the joint and slowly crack the joint open. If it doesn't come I will heat it slightly and  apply a very small amount of water.  For the most part they crack open easily. Taking the neck off is different it is put on with a stronger glue and needs heat but it ready a quick crack and it's off. The fingerboard I use a steam iron on and work a knife under then start peeling it off.

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