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Old 10-29-2011, 02:48 PM
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I have my grandfather's grandfather's fiddle. After some research by way of the tag still intact viewed through one of the 'f' holes, is that its value is zero. It is a copy of a copy of a Czech Straduarius NOT Stradivarius.

No matter to me, I just like having it. My plan is to have a local shop put a replacement bridge on it, string the fiddle incl the bow I still have, repair the cracks, and then learn to play it.

The dark finish is rosin that was never cleaned off use after use.... Any craftsmen out there know how to remove the caked-on rosin? I'm curious...

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Old 10-29-2011, 04:41 PM
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Let your local shop remove the rosin if they think it is necessary.
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Old 10-29-2011, 05:48 PM
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John James, ok, thx. Looking forward to hearing this old fiddle.
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Old 10-30-2011, 09:10 AM
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I'm guessing that there is a lot of laughter and good times from the past in that fiddle. I hope there are more to come. Good luck with it.
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I did this with my dad's old trumpet a number of years ago.

I am glad I did and I am glad he got to see it. Seeing it restored made him happy.

It is 1918 Holton Trumpet. My dad was a 1919 model. I promised that I would post of picture of it on AA, but it needs a little cleaning. I will as soon as the cleaning is complete.

You will gain a lot of satisfaction of the restoration!

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Old 10-30-2011, 12:31 PM
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Joe, I hear you. Both my mother and father are excited one of us kids is interested in many of the items that have been in storage for years.

And, we would sure like to see a pic of that Holton you have, very cool.
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I'm dredging up some old threads here. Any pictures of the fiddle? What about the trumpet? I love seeing old items restored to former glory!
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