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1903 violin
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June 13, 2019 - 10:57 pm
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This is my next project.  This one won't take as much as my previous ones but I feel it'll be a nice violin.
This particular violin has a few old repairs in the top (there is a repair label dated 1940).  The fittings are ebony except the chinrest which is bakelite or some other composite.  I might replace it, and again, maybe not.  The gut on the tailpiece needs replaced along with a new piccolo  fine tuner.  I love  the patina on the front and will do a decent cleaning but no more so as no to ruin the look.  I will also touch up the areas missing stain to some extent.  The main label is dated1903 and signed but illegible.  The printing on the main label is in three lines,  first line says MADE IN, second line says THOMAS G**USH or, THOMAS G  *USH.  The third line is illegible. E9600A59-F0F7-4396-9A97-8C9E9DF8D197.jpegImage EnlargerB9E9597E-A319-4961-A003-1F6D37E62B8B.jpegImage Enlarger59B11422-F575-4657-B007-9FBFC29DFCCB.jpegImage EnlargerFF49A093-5C42-47CE-8EAA-5B61CD8BB51A.jpegImage Enlarger195C403A-DF91-43A6-ADC6-C01363240FB8.jpegImage EnlargerD8EBACA8-A60B-493A-916A-73CA6BA8BE96.jpegImage Enlarger608DD9C2-8B07-4092-88D4-AC4B061775EC.jpegImage EnlargerCCA6C80F-0E23-44B7-AC57-6CC896B46C49.jpegImage Enlarger


June 14, 2019 - 1:03 am
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Very nice project, I look forward to it's completion.



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June 14, 2019 - 8:31 am
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The label says MADE BY and not MADE IN

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June 17, 2019 - 1:52 pm
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Nice. Looking forward to seeing the progress.

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