I just acquired a 7/8 violin built in 1979 by Alfred Davis of Albert Lea, Minnesota.
Is anyone aware of his violins?
There is very little info online. One source said he built approx. 50 violins and X number of violas. He passed away in 1984.
I am not aware of the violins made by him.
Very very pretty by the way. So are you going to be playing this violin. I love he 7/8 viiolins..They feel so sweet to play. My friend has one from 1900 czech....... and I love it's dainty feel.
Welcome to the forum I hope you play and hang around.
Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato
Alfred Davis was my great granddad. He died when I was 4 from leukemia. He made his violins in the basement of his, and my great grandma's house on Sunset Street in Albert Lea, MN. He was also an avid ametuer radio enthusiast. I don't remember too much about him, but family keeps his legacy going. I have a coat and a couple of the tools he used when he made his violins. I don't know how active this thread is but I can post more on him of there is an interest.
Absolutely - I second what Ken said above - we're just one big family here and apart from the "technical stuff" ranging from questions about how to play Paganini pieces all the way down to how-to-tune-my-violin, we love reading violin/fiddle related stories... share any information / pics you care to, it will be welcome !
I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes. D'oh -
Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)