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  Topic: Lowendall
Lyndon Taylor

Replies: 4
Views: 7079

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 6:11 am   Subject: Lowendall
They sold in the Sears catalogue for about $40 when the cheapest Markneukirchen boxes were going for $10 or less, I think the Heberleins were a little pricier, an E H Roth would be more, but Lowendal ...
  Topic: Check out my new Website
Lyndon Taylor

Replies: 4
Views: 4829

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Wed Feb 10, 2016 5:44 am   Subject: Check out my new Website
Dave, the youtube links are on the Clavichords page and are of clavichords I built not violins, some people's security system does not allow them to see youtube links, I hope its just a case of you ha ...
  Topic: Check out my new Website
Lyndon Taylor

Replies: 4
Views: 4829

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 8:52 pm   Subject: Check out my new Website
After years of relying on a single page web advertisement on violinist.com, I finally bit the bullet and shelled out $245 to godaddy.com to build my own 7 page website for my Southern California Violi ...
  Topic: What do you think, 1798 or just nicely antiqued?
Lyndon Taylor

Replies: 9
Views: 8372

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 8:40 pm   Subject: What do you think, 1798 or just nicely antiqued?
1798 is not baroque, but the original "baroque" style necks did not go out of favour till 1800-1850, a 1798 violin with a totally modern neck is very unlikely. In 1798 a neck would be likely ...
  Topic: How early is grafted scroll or heel graft necessary?
Lyndon Taylor

Replies: 3
Views: 5114

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Sun Sep 20, 2015 3:48 am   Subject: How early is grafted scroll or heel graft necessary?
Paganini was already concertizing in 1800, do you suppose he played "Il Cannone" (which he possessed at the time) on a boroque set or modern set? Must have been an interesting period for a ...
  Topic: How early is grafted scroll or heel graft necessary?
Lyndon Taylor

Replies: 3
Views: 5114

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 10:49 am   Subject: How early is grafted scroll or heel graft necessary?
You are correct that 1798 is post baroque, but incorrect that the neck graft change over occurred at the end of the baroque, when it actually occurred smack dab in the middle of the classica ...
  Topic: best light for inside violins
Lyndon Taylor

Replies: 15
Views: 12914

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 12:45 pm   Subject: best light for inside violins
I've used the flexible shaft pen lights but the luthier lights by Doug Wall at Maestronet are like stadium lights.


I've bought, used extensively, and can highly recommend Doug Wall's lights, abou ...
  Topic: What do you think, 1798 or just nicely antiqued?
Lyndon Taylor

Replies: 9
Views: 8372

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 12:37 pm   Subject: What do you think, 1798 or just nicely antiqued?
I don't see any evidence of a neck scroll graft, usually rules out 18th century, at least if the neck is original.
  Topic: Dunov Violin identification question
Lyndon Taylor

Replies: 9
Views: 8964

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 12:33 pm   Subject: Dunov Violin identification question
Dunov's regularly sell on ebay in the $300-$700 range, or should say are listed on ebay in that range. I saw one at the pawn shop for $180 and thought the price was too high for me, but then again I ...
  Topic: New member in Southern California
Lyndon Taylor

Replies: 0
Views: 4147

PostForum: Introduction, Rules and Suggestions   Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 12:16 pm   Subject: New member in Southern California
Been a luthier most of my adult life, I'm 53, apprenticed 8 years part time in violin repair, have now had my own violin business for about 10 years, also spent almost 10 years building clavichords (b ...
 
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