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Violin with wings?
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Oddest thing I have ever seen.  Would love to hear what it sounds like.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Antiqu.....1e95eeb72b

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Looks a bit like a harp guitar, but it lacks any drone strings.

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How odd makes me consider bidding on it. Oh wait have to have an eBay account guess I won't then.

 

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Wow, that's odd. Looks very uncomfortable to play.

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How odd makes me consider bidding on it. Oh wait have to have an eBay account guess I won't then.

 

Mark

Hey mark, it's pretty easy to make an account, just proceed to click the "buy/bid" button and ebay will guide you through the steps of making the account.

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kinda heavy...surprised

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ugly as sin and would be awkward to play

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Wow.. that is something. I have never seen anything like that. 

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That's the strangest violin I've ever seen. It seems more horns than wings tho :/

 
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OK, we all agree this is ugly, heavy and hard to play. Now, who is going to bid on it and play it for us all to hear? ROFL
The funny thing is that now I'm curious.....

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OK now that looks like the real Devil's Insturment. But it looks like to buy and get it into playable state, you would invest more then its worth. But that said it is intriging.

With violins there is no fretting over the music.

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It's interesting that somebody actually made a case for the thing.  

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This fiddle got me interested in seeing other odd viol family instruments.  This is a Pellegrina 5 stringed viola.

 

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Let's take a poll - all those in favor of @fiddlerguy buying the thing and giving us an evaluation of it say - AYE!!

And I double dog dare you to take it to a concert or some place public and play it! Imagine showing up at an orchestra practice with it. It could be a great April's Fool Day joke.

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@Uzi It is the case that makes me think it is halfway legitimate!!

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FIDDLE- Gift from a dear friend. A 1930-40 german copy, of a french copy of a Stradivarius.  BOW - $50 carbon fiber. Strings - Dominants with E Pirastro Gold string.

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It's the Viking Violin!  A vikolin?  Violking? ;)

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Schaick said
Let's take a poll - all those in favor of @fiddlerguy buying the thing and giving us an evaluation of it say - AYE!!

And I double dog dare you to take it to a concert or some place public and play it! Imagine showing up at an orchestra practice with it. It could be a great April's Fool Day joke.

LOL, that's a yes-yes. Count me in! I'm very curious about this thing's sound. XD

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Schaick said
Let's take a poll - all those in favor of @fiddlerguy buying the thing and giving us an evaluation of it say - AYE!!

And I double dog dare you to take it to a concert or some place public and play it! Imagine showing up at an orchestra practice with it. It could be a great April's Fool Day joke.

Hmmmm, do I really need to bother? LOL

How would I get rid of it later. It's tempting though.

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but the one who needs the least."

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I vote yes!!!   Just kidding.. But is is cool.

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Fiddlerman said
How would I get rid of it later. It's tempting though.

 

Easy...just find another online fiddle group and sell it to the curious administrator for a good price.  

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Well, it is interesting and all.  But considering the bidding starts at 100, and there's not telling if it may not be purely junk that one could never re-sell after getting it.. Maybe a bit expensive to expect Pierre to jump in and bid on just for a lark.

Logically, the balance and weight of the thing would be heinous.  If by some miracle, it actually *did* somehow sound just amazing, it would kinda suck, since the oddball would be such a ***** to actually play.

Interesting that where some see wings, others see devil horns.  I guess it is all always a matter of perspective. LOL

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