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Thread #30334   Message #1224620
Posted By: Mark Ross
13-Jul-04 - 11:14 AM
Thread Name: What's a Strad, Amati etc fiddle?
Subject: RE: What's a Strad, Amati etc fiddle?
I picked up a fiddle last year at the local flea market. Stamped inside it said HENRY OLSON, FEBRUARY 5, 1935. A local luthier(David Gusset, who made Alisdair Fraser's instrument)fixed it up for me, and it sounds great! Now, I'm trying to find out more about Olson.
Utah Phillips told me that when he used to hang out at Weiser during the contest, at the sessions, someone would say, "Here's a Henry Olson tune." Anybody out there know anything about him? I've been trying to get the skinny on him since I got the fiddle. Help!

Mark Ross