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Are these hairlines or just woodgrains on my violin?
Please help me determine if my new violin has hairlines
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BillyG
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March 1, 2015 - 3:48 am
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rheya said
Hello,

I went to a violin shop and consulted a luthier. He confirmed that those were not hairlines and cracks. :) That's a relief. They were too kind to also fix the pegs, bridge, soundpost and the strings. They only charged me for the new strings. Yay!

Excellent news - happy for you !    

Fiddlestix said

I told him about  your concern and he said not to be concerned, it happens a lot. Then he showed me factory wood patches inside of a double bass.

It's ok.

That's something for me to add to my (limited) knowledge !   If you hadn't posted your concerns, then those of us in ignorance of this type of thing would have been none the wiser !

I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes. D'oh - guntohead.JPG

Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)

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Great to hear it rheya. You got yourself a keeper. :)

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but the one who needs the least."

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Rheya, I'm so glad that nothing turned out to be wrong with your violin.  That would have been so incredibly disappointing!

I'm also glad you posted this, because I would have freaked out if it had been *my* instrument, lol. And now, thanks to you and this thread, I know better. 

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Hello, I am thankful for everyone too who shared their thoughts. I learned more info by joining this forum :)  

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Aww, that is very nice of you Fiddlestix to take some time to show my concern to your luthier. Thanks. Now I got multiple confirmation that everything is good. Thanks :)

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@rheya - yup - that's what posting questions does - you'll get feedback from folks of all levels of knowledge - sometimes contradictory (through ignorance, like my original response) and sometimes "on the spot" by those who have been there, seen it, done it !!!! 

  I am enlightened .... (so long as the cleats/patches are on the back-plate center-line LOLOL - yup I get that now !)  and when you feel ready, please share the sound of your new violin - whatever level you are at - it matters not - we would love to hear it !

 Thanks again for the interesting  and ultimately educational (well, to me it was) post  !!!!    There is no such thing as a "silly question" ( you may get silly answers....  but that happens LOLOL )

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You're welcome and thanks to everyone who shared their help and thoughts. I'll practice more and gather a lot of courage to post a video of me playing. :) hehe 

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