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Thread #94206 Message #1822614
Posted By: GUEST,Philippa
30-Aug-06 - 09:00 AM
Thread Name: Obit: eulogy for a fiddle
Subject: RE: Obit: eulogy for a fiddle
Bob, the fiddle was old,but we don't think the label was telling the truth regarding the instrument. It was good but the finger board isn't set precisely right which decreased the value. The fingerboard is intact, though the chin rest broke. When I wrote about scrolls, I meant the sound holes, not the scroll at the end of the neck of the violin. I see you also know how it feels to see a wrecked instrument; I wouldn't feel so quite so bad about a stolen instrument which might at least be making music with someone else (and I am a rather casual player who did not do my fiddle justice!)
-- I thought someone would write verses! In fact some people probably expected to see some at the beginning of the thread, having read the word "eulogy" in the title.