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    Here's a pic of my violin. She was made in 1907, I think I should have a party for her in 2 1/2 years. She has HOPF stamped on the back by the neck and has a nice mother-of-pearl in-laid tailpiece. She has a good quality sound and was a deal for the price (when I got her appraised 12 years ago, she was valued at twice the money I bought and repaired her for.) I say she, because she is a distinctly feminine violin I should get her reappraised sometime ... when I get around to it :P She probably is all the violin I will ever need, but who knows what the future has in store?

    P.S. Her name is Rosy
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    ...lovely...and great picture too&#33;...
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    Thanks for sharing the picture. It&#39;s a nice violin and a nice name. What kind of sound does it have?

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    Wow, that violin is old&#33;&#33; BUt I guess it is a great deal newer than a Stradivardius&#33; Don&#39;t violins increase in value when they get older, if kept in good condition?

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    Yes, baroque, actually i would prefer old violins much more than new built ones. New ones feel a bit cold sometimes and need years to development a strong convincable sounding.

    Rosy is really charming :wub:.

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    Originally posted by baroque flute@Aug 7 2004, 12:02 AM
    Thanks for sharing the picture. It&#39;s a nice violin and a nice name. What kind of sound does it have?
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    Her sound is rather deep from what I can tell. The sound also carries very well. I don&#39;t know the correct words to describe her sound, though. All recordings that I&#39;ve done do not do her justice, so it would be hard to pick the sound from one of my recordings. I&#39;m new to recording on the computer so I&#39;ve only been using my cheap-o microphone and Windows programs&#33;
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    she&#39;s wonderful .

    thanks for sharing. a small question, do you know where it came from? looks a bit german to me. (of course I wouldn&#39;t know, I&#39;m an idiot when it comes to these things)

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    Originally posted by oistrach13@Aug 26 2004, 03:22 PM
    she&#39;s wonderful .

    thanks for sharing. a small question, do you know where it came from? looks a bit german to me. (of course I wouldn&#39;t know, I&#39;m an idiot when it comes to these things)
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    Yep, it&#39;s a German instrument, which is great since I&#39;m half German&#33;

    My instrument and I have similar roots :wub:

    That probably sounded corny&#33;
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    You are half German? That&#39;s great

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    that is nice .

    I suppose it has a high arching? I can&#39;t tell from the picture.

    why don&#39;t instruments with high arching increase in value as much as flatter ones :unsure:

    I hear that high arched violas sound a bit nasal, and thus less desirable. would that have anything to do with high arched violins :mellow:

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