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Fiddlerman
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July 4, 2019 - 10:40 am
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We now have a violin maker making violins at Fiddlershop. His name is Peter White and has made over 250 violins and has taught many great successful violins makers the trade.

He is also a old time fiddler and started turning me onto some new stuff.

Peter just shared this with me and I enjoyed it so much that I wanted to share it with you guys.

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

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Good stuff! Bruce is an icon in Old Time. My teacher studied under him.

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Thanks!  I Love this style.  Bruce is one of the best at it. 

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@fiddlerman any timeline on these fiddles Peter is making?  Wondering when there might be a demo video.  Are you guys planning on doing a bunch of in house builds?  You could call them the fiddlerman Miami model 🙂  just sayin'

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Well never mind on that ⬆ 😁.  Don't think I'll be in the market for a 12,000 fiddle anytime soon.  I saw a demo video you guys had posted and checked out the price.  Sounded great though!

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I was interested, too. But, $12000 is a "bit" above my price range. blink

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Yeah @MoonShadows  feeling sometin' like this minus the wood chipper part.

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Oh come on tonguelol.. See The hemi=fiddle ... :/  ok 🙁

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Sorry, but yes, they are pricy. Truth is that any American made violin is going to be expensive simply because it takes a lot of time, knowledge and skill to make a great violin from scratch.

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

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Fiddlerman said
Sorry, but yes, they are pricy. Truth is that any American made violin is going to be expensive simply because it takes a lot of time, knowledge and skill to make a great violin from scratch.

  

And totally understandable.  I was poking fun at my own naivety about that.  I have a great fiddle in the soloist.  Something to grow into for a while.

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Fiddlerman said
Sorry, but yes, they are pricy. Truth is that any American made violin is going to be expensive simply because it takes a lot of time, knowledge and skill to make a great violin from scratch.

  

We realize that @Fiddlerman We'll just have to start saving up. I would love to own one of those handmade fiddles.

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MoonShadows said

Fiddlerman said

Sorry, but yes, they are pricy. Truth is that any American made violin is going to be expensive simply because it takes a lot of time, knowledge and skill to make a great violin from scratch.

We realize that @Fiddlerman We'll just have to start saving up. I would love to own one of those handmade fiddles.

We'll be around when the time comes. 🙂

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

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Fiddlerman said

MoonShadows said

Fiddlerman said

Sorry, but yes, they are pricy. Truth is that any American made violin is going to be expensive simply because it takes a lot of time, knowledge and skill to make a great violin from scratch.

We realize that @Fiddlerman We'll just have to start saving up. I would love to own one of those handmade fiddles.

We'll be around when the time comes. 🙂

  

LOL...The question is, at 63, will I still be around!

Jim

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"semiquaver-1214Will you still need me, will you still feed me when I'm sixty-four?"

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Good one, Pete.

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MoonShadows said  LOL...The question is, at 63, will I still be around!

I have a feeling that you will. 🙂

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but the one who needs the least."

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