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Franz Liebig Fancy German Violin
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March 30, 2019 - 2:19 pm
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2516BAA6-B5A7-499F-894B-57CAF3E434DF.jpegImage Enlarger72117BB0-0DB4-4365-99AC-0B511C50807D.jpegImage EnlargerC22EA0CD-DC3A-40EC-A995-47CDE1E9410D.jpegImage Enlarger@steveduf has requested that I post pictures of my Franz Liebig violin “lottery” find. They sold for $26 in 1900 through the JW Pepper catalog.  Note the unusual location of the sound post.  I speculate that the sound post dropped in transit, was positioned by new owner (resulting in a bad sounding instrument), and resulted in a closet queen.  Fingerboard, neck and rosewood pegs have no wear.  Chin rest had serrated clamping area and was used without cork, which resulted in finish damage.  

The finish looks to be French polish and is much thinner than photo appearance.  No scratches to speak of.  Ribs are pristine.  No repairs and the glue is as tight as new.  I think that a few new coats of French polish should mask chipped areas.  I think that it will be a player once the sound post is sorted.

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Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.         —Frank Zappa

It is unpleasant to be thought so uncleverly unclean and capable of poisoning a whole city.—Sir Walter Scott

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March 30, 2019 - 2:55 pm
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@Irv Love that violin. Thanks for sharing.

Viola Time! 

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Sounds like it should be decent, can’t wait

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Enjoy it IRV 🙂

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