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Paesold Violins- Pipe Organ Wood

Ebbie 13 May 05 - 01:13 PM
Susan A-R 13 May 05 - 10:40 PM
Ebbie 13 May 05 - 11:03 PM
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Ebbie 14 May 05 - 04:08 AM
GUEST,I own one :) 09 Aug 11 - 02:58 PM
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Subject: Paesold Violins- Pipe Organ Wood
From: Ebbie
Date: 13 May 05 - 01:13 PM

I've recently come across an intriguing subject: violins made by Paesold where the tone board is made from old pipe organ wood. Allegedly they are selling only 100 in the series.

Does anyone have information on them? Has anyone heard them? What is the price that one can expect to pay? Does a Mudcatter have one?

Thanks.

Eb


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Subject: RE: Paesold Violins- Pipe Organ Wood
From: Susan A-R
Date: 13 May 05 - 10:40 PM

Ebbie, Vermont Violins has a "pipe organ violin" which I don't know much about. I did actually play it, and can find out more about what it costs, if they still have it. I liked it, but wasn't over awed. My buddy Mike has spent more time playing it, as he works there, and had a nice quiet Saturday afternoon in which to mess with it last weekend. I'll chat with him, and perhaps send him to this thread.

Susan


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Subject: RE: Paesold Violins- Pipe Organ Wood
From: Ebbie
Date: 13 May 05 - 11:03 PM

Thanks, Susan.


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Subject: RE: Paesold Violins- Pipe Organ Wood
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 13 May 05 - 11:08 PM

EBBIE - PLEASE,



What was your source for this nubiquous piece of Pipe Organ trivia/



Sincerely,

Gargoyle


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Subject: RE: Paesold Violins- Pipe Organ Wood
From: Sorcha
Date: 13 May 05 - 11:10 PM

Pipe organ wood.....well, most of it is probably kinda thick and violin wood has to be thin. They'd have to shave it down a lot, but I suppose the wood just might be 'tuned' as it were...I'd have to play one. Never heard of this before.


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Subject: RE: Paesold Violins- Pipe Organ Wood
From: GUEST
Date: 13 May 05 - 11:57 PM

source? Source? SOURCE? source? Source? SOURCE? source Source SOURCE? SOURCE!!!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: Paesold Violins- Pipe Organ Wood
From: Ebbie
Date: 14 May 05 - 04:08 AM

There are a number of sites that discuss this. Ebay supposedly has one for sale (#62/100) but I never found it even though I slogged through page after page.

Here's One Site

March 23, 2004

A GIFT OF OLD INSPIRES A NEW GENERATION OF MUSICIANS

Seattle, WA >

"At the March 17 concert featuring Seattle's talented young musicians, German violin maker Roderich Paesold and Seattle-based Hammond Ashley Violins presented a violin hand crafted in Germany to the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras (SYSO).   

'SYSO will loan the violin to a student in one of its five orchestras who is not only in need of a violin, but also demonstrates exceptional musical aptitude. "This violin is special, so beyond just a financial need, our artistic faculty will choose a student who is making great musical progress and whose use of this violin will accelerate their musical education," states Dan Petersen, executive director of SYSO.   

"The violin is unique because it is made from 100-year old spruce taken from organ pipes throughout Germany as they were converted from wood to metal.    "The more a wooden instrument is played, the better the sound," states Bryce Van Parys, general manager of Hammond Ashley Violins.   "The spruce used to craft this violin enjoyed 100 years of music as a pipe organ and can now enjoy another 100 years inspiring new generations of musicians."

"Founded in the early 1900's Roderich Paesold is renowned for its high quality string instruments that are some of the finest in the world.   Hammond Ashley is a full service violin dealer, specializing in the set up, restoration, and repair of all violin family instruments and is the largest shop in the Northwest. In addition to presenting the violin to SYSO at the March 14 concert at Benaroya Hall, Hammond Ashley and Roderich Paesold sponsored the live broadcast on Classical KING FM. "


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Subject: RE: Paesold Violins- Pipe Organ Wood
From: GUEST,I own one :)
Date: 09 Aug 11 - 02:58 PM

I have #16 the are wonderful instruments. I thought about selling mine recently, but it is very hard to let go of. They come with documentation that is signed by the luthier. When I was looking for a violin in my junior year in college, I had saved up money, was to sell my old instrument, and was going to take a out hefty loan ($20,000-$50,000) for a violin - my violin professor told me it was time to move from a great beginning professional instrument to something serious. I was scared about spending that much money on something - not know my future income as a violinist. For over a year I had instruments shipped to me, I flew to see some, and finally my instructor told me that she had two special instruments for me to see - a friend of hers in Houston Texas owned one (owns a luthier shop their) and another had been flown in from Italy. She did not tell me the price of either - just told me to play first a scale, then a Bartok, then a scale in f-minor then - the piece everyone memorizes in there early years- the Concerto for 2 violins m1 (Bach), then the Chaconne. She said to play the pieces back to back no break, then switch instruments and repeat. I did. Then she told me to play the Thais as sappy as I could on both violins. She had recorded it all. She told me to go home and listen to the recordings and let her know in a week what I thought. It was a tough decision, the italian violin, an Antoniazzi, was "more my style" - it was italian not german and felt different- and to be honest was much prettier. The Paesold was very masculine looking, I thought. But as I forgot about the esthetics through the week and listened to my playing all week, I knew that the sound - in any key, range, or volume - was balanced and mature on the Organ pipe German "brute." The Antoniazzi, was a more amazing instrument, but it was finicky and its potential was limited in ways that I can't describe. The Peasold is like an understated hot rod car, it is a sleeper. I have come to absolutely love my Brute. I was skeptical 1) about playing a Peasold-known for their factory instrument creations, 2) about paying a decent sum of money ($12,000 less than the Antoniazzi, however) for a Peasold 3) if I had a mature enough ear and playing ability to make the right choice. But, in the end I decided to trust my instructor and my gut. I am glad I did. The violin's single piece top resonates. The violin has a very very mature sound for its age (2003) due to the 100+ year old organ pipe wood. Its tone, balance, and rounded full body sound is powerful; not powerful in the sense of "booming" forte, however. The power can be felt even when playing light pianissimo's - the violin holds it's rounded, balanced tone- no matter how fast, how load, how soft, how little bow, how much bow, ....you play. I have played instruments that have cost me ten times the amount this one originally cost me - most have not come quite as close. Those that have, show that the quality and tone of these (or at least my Peasold) can hold it's own.


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Subject: RE: Paesold Violins- Pipe Organ Wood
From: GUEST,Chris G.
Date: 19 Oct 11 - 02:08 AM


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Subject: RE: Paesold Violins- Pipe Organ Wood
From: GUEST,violins for sale
Date: 20 Oct 11 - 09:16 AM

http://www.riversideviolins.co.uk/


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