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i just want to clarify to you all that this is not a family heirloom, godmother is someone in the catholic religion who confirms you. I have no family ties to this violin.100_0795.JPGImage Enlarger100_0796.JPGImage Enlarger100_0797.JPGImage Enlarger100_0798.JPGImage Enlarger100_0799.JPGImage Enlarger

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I'd still think of a godmother as close enough to family.  After all, she was close enough to give you a violin when you wanted one, wasn't she?  😉

But different folks are different.  <shrugs>

Looks almost like some of the finish came off the back.  parts of it don't look quite as red as they did, unless it is just the lighting. 

Cleaned up pretty.  Definitely looks like someone played her a lot at some point.

The nut doesn't look from the pics like it was shaped much.  Have to wonder if that might have been a home repair many years ago.

"This young wine may have a lot of tannins now, but in 5 or 10 years it is going to be spectacular, despite the fact that right now it tastes like crude oil. You know this is how it is supposed to taste at this stage of development." ~ Itzhak Perlman

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that's too bad. facepalm

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DanielB said
I'd still think of a godmother as close enough to family.  After all, she was close enough to give you a violin when you wanted one, wasn't she?  😉

But different folks are different.  <shrugs>

Looks almost like some of the finish came off the back.  parts of it don't look quite as red as they did, unless it is just the lighting. 

Cleaned up pretty.  Definitely looks like someone played her a lot at some point.

The nut doesn't look from the pics like it was shaped much.  Have to wonder if that might have been a home repair many years ago.

the nut is grooved enough, i just cleaned it off before i took the pic i believe its ivory and its just really shiny so when i took the picture the flash reflected off it making it look smooth

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What I mean is it looks like it is mostly square, instead of the top being a curve that runs off into the pegbox. 

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o ok yes it does curve in towards the pegbox

 

  

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cleaned off all the gunk that was around the end of the bow now its all shiny!

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Yay Joseph!

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Good for you Joe,

Do you have strings? When will you be stringing her up? thumbs-up

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Congrats, Joseph! Looks like you've got a great violin restoration project there. Enjoy and keep us posted!

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

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Fiddlerman said
Good for you Joe,

Do you have strings? When will you be stringing her up? thumbs-up

when that cvn 300 comes in i will put the extra set on it and play them both and see the sound difference with same strings 

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