FORUM

Please have a look at our Forum Rules. Lets keep this forum an enjoyable place to visit.

A A A
Avatar

Please consider registering
guest

sp_LogInOut Log In sp_Registration Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —






— Match —





— Forum Options —





Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

sp_Feed Topic RSS sp_TopicIcon
Fake Flame or Real?
My violin and my confusion on whether the flame is real or not.
Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 (0 votes) 
Avatar
Adaleona
Ohio, USA
Member
Members
March 11, 2017 - 2:27 am
Member Since: March 1, 2017
Forum Posts: 33
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Typically this wouldn't be an issue for me to tell...well now it is. My unlabeled violin has a one piece flamed back and ribs...but I can't tell if it's real or not. When I move the violin in different positions, the color of certain parts of the instrument change color and such. The flame seems to be real...but when I look inside the instrument...all I can see are the grains of the wood going vertically and some crosshatches. It's hard to xplain but under certain lights I can see dark stripes where the flame on the back is...I'm ore curious han anything despite my fear of the answer being it is fake flame.

Avatar
Adaleona
Ohio, USA
Member
Members
March 11, 2017 - 2:32 am
Member Since: March 1, 2017
Forum Posts: 33
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

IMAG1384.jpgImage Enlarger

sp_PlupAttachments Attachments
Avatar
Fiddlerman
Fort Lauderdale
March 13, 2017 - 2:23 pm
Member Since: September 26, 2010
Forum Posts: 12062

I believe they are real.

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

Avatar
Adaleona
Ohio, USA
Member
Members
March 13, 2017 - 2:37 pm
Member Since: March 1, 2017
Forum Posts: 33
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Thank you! I wasn't exactly sure since looking at the flame on the back of my viola and then through the f hole it was more prominent to be seen. While on my violin, certain angles with the light would reveal some dark lines where the flame would be seen, so I wasn't entirely sure.

Avatar
Fiddlerman
Fort Lauderdale
March 13, 2017 - 2:44 pm
Member Since: September 26, 2010
Forum Posts: 12062

Varnish brings out the flames. I would be more certain if I could see the instrument in person of course.

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

Avatar
Adaleona
Ohio, USA
Member
Members
March 13, 2017 - 2:51 pm
Member Since: March 1, 2017
Forum Posts: 33
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I could perhaps ask my violin teacher since we won't be paying another visit to my luthier anytime soon. I may also be able to get a picture inside the instrument, but like I had said, I can really only see the grains of the wood with some spots of flame inside, so I am a bit baffled.

Avatar
Adaleona
Ohio, USA
Member
Members
March 13, 2017 - 3:00 pm
Member Since: March 1, 2017
Forum Posts: 33
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

There are also a bunch of black spots inside the violin on the ribs, so that inhibits me from really seeing the flame on the ribs, so I can't determine that there. I truthfully do not know who has been spilling things inside my instrument, but I have spots of different color in there and have no clue where they come from.

 

Also, thank you for the reply! I will try to post a picture of the inside today at some point!

Avatar
Adaleona
Ohio, USA
Member
Members
March 14, 2017 - 4:38 pm
Member Since: March 1, 2017
Forum Posts: 33
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I can see some light lines that I'm assuming is part of the flame. I'm not entirely sure.

Edit: This whole time I thought I added the picture...IMAG1473.jpgImage Enlarger

sp_PlupAttachments Attachments
Forum Timezone: America/New_York

Most Users Ever Online: 231

Currently Online: Elwin
46 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Members Birthdays
sp_BirthdayIcon
Today None
Upcoming Ms-G, Bobby

Top Posters:

coolpinkone: 3869

Mad_Wed: 2849

Barry: 2666

Fiddlestix: 2647

Oliver: 2439

DanielB: 2379

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 1

Members: 4345

Moderators: 0

Admins: 3

Forum Stats:

Groups: 16

Forums: 56

Topics: 6640

Posts: 82523

Newest Members:

pupifkenjb, Kolodizenkosi, CraigAnach, Jameslok, pupifkenja, whogaroca

Administrators: Fiddlerman: 12062, KindaScratchy: 1675, BillyG: 1860