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Hill (French) Violin Peg Spacing.
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I just looked at a sequence of Olaf the Violin Maker videos on a restoration of a Hill antique violin.  Although unmentioned by Olaf, the violin had a very unique peg spacing in that it appeared that each side of the peg box was equally spaced for 3 pegs, with the middle peg space on each side unused.  I could not extract a useful photo from any of the YouTube videos, but did find something as an example (although not as pronounced as the French made Hill).

The only reason that I can make for doing this is ease of hand positioning for tuning.  Finding the peg hole for the a string must be difficult because of interference from the scroll.

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May 27, 2020 - 12:55 pm
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Ahaaa!  How curious....  yeah, indeed...

No doubt there is a rationale behind the peg spacing on the box.... 

But then again, I'm just a fiddler, so who knows ?

As I say, curious ( and interesting! - or - was it just a mistake ???  Trust me, I don't know !!! )

***EDIT*** -was there perhaps an intent for a 5-string version? LOL  facepalm

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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A photo of same arrangement on a different violin.01514316-E198-4F09-9EF5-0CEDE8BB58F7.jpegImage Enlarger

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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