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Jim Dunleavy
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May 12, 2015 - 3:31 am
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This is on the wall of our holiday flat.

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What do you think my chances are of getting a tune out of it? In case you can't make it out, it has 2 strings (look like gut) and no bridge. laugh

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Fiddlerman
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May 12, 2015 - 8:00 am
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I just can't make out what is getting it to hang crookedly like that. LOL
I think if anyone could get a tune out of it, it would be you Jim. ;)

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coolpinkone
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Looks cool... I think it needs to be fixed up and played. ;)

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Looks like the tail piece is loose too.  You should fix it up a bit and play it.   

 

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Definitely unplayable in present condition. Put some strings on it and a bridge, check for open seams and cracks and I think you got something there.

violin-student take a chance on it 

 

Ken.

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Jim Dunleavy
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Back home now, so I'll soon be back playing my own fiddle (and flute, piano and sax)!

It's amazing how much I missed having something to play on. 

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