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Meet "Herman" ( as in El hermano del diablo ) -
Perhaps if I gave it a nicer name, it might be more responsive to my demands.....
Herman is a Skylark, in temporary retirement while I work with my Harley Benton EV... (which I have called Lucy - yes - there is still a fiendish "Lucifer" connection - but she is much more co-operative !!!! )
And, below, is Lovely Lucy....
I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes. D'oh -
Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)
yeah, I name pretty much all of my instruments. Always female names. I didn't name my bow, though, because.. Well, as a guitarist, I don't name my picks, y'know? LOL
I named my acoustic violin "Amelia". Dr Who fans can figure that one out.
My electric, I originally would refer to as "My Little Anathema", due to the likely reaction of some folks who don't like non-trad instruments or electrics. Shortened to "Annie".
Neither of them is anything rare, old or expensive. But they tune easy (yes, even from the pegs), hold tune well, have decent action and can sound good.
"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
Violinist start date - May 2013
Fiddler start date - May 2014
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.