From Cynthia Marcus
Posted February 8, 2008 at 05:52 AM
They tend to be available from harp dealers, so if you like them, look around in that direction. Of course, they're a little pricey, aren't they. :)
Hi Cynthia! You inadvertantly reminded me to follow through with my own order for a customized wooden stand from "Mr. Standman". (At the link above.) I came across his site by accident. It's amazing to look through. I already have a fine wood stand similar to an Alden Lee, and I still love it. In fact, I believe it's a Salvi. But this site has an amazing array of styles, wood and stain combos, etc. He did get a little annoyed when I wanted my choice customized beyond where he was willing to go. But anyway, check out the site.
BTW, anyone have any Salvi or Hill wood cases they want to part with?
A FINE CONTEMPORARY 8 BOW CASE FROM THE SALVI FIRM
sold for $1200
A FINE CONTEMPORARY VIOLIN CASE FROM THE SALVI FIRM
sold for $1300 (note: this was the 'shaped/dart' case)
I have some pictures of the Salvi cases on my photos page (4th section down):
Not to derail the thread into cases, I just wanted to offer the info.
I make wooden stands out of American hardwoods like Cherry, Walnut, Maple, and Sycamore. They are handmade with handcut dovetail joints and an oil and wax finish. No metal parts. $400 plus shipping.
If interested, please e-mail or call me at 847-630-1448.
You can see some pictures of one in Cherry here.
Check out misterstandman.com I have never actually seen his work (and obviously don't own one), but I have found his website quite tempting.
Hey Cyntheia! Did I tell you that I got my Mr. Standman stand back in the Summer? I love it. Let me know if you'd like to see it. BTW I also have Ed Maday's new violin - molto benne!
Over the years I have purchased two different wooden stands of the ~$100 variety from local music stores - not too different than those on ebay. I always bought them at "sale" prices. They are perfectly serviceable and attractive, although not to the same standard as the $300+ varieties.
Just re-read Nick Isaac's post. Yes, if you order a stand from "Mr. Standman" you will have to be patient, but it is, indeed worth the wait. The last converastion I had with him when my order was finally done and just drying and soon to be shipped to me, he admitted to always getting backlogged, because he makes every stand by hand from start to finish. "People suggested to me", he said,"that in that case maybe you should hire assitants. But I tell them, no, my stands are works of art, and if I have help, they're no longer entirely mine. I tell people 'Stadivari didn't have assitants, and neither do I!" he said proudly. I said "Um...actually Stradivari did have assistants." He said "Hmmm...then maybe I'll use the example of Van Gogh."
Artists! Of course none of us fiddlers are tempermental! ;-)
Has anyone seen this nice one?
I am looking for a music stand and hesitate between the wooden one and this one
If you go for a more modern look, Rat makes a very nice wood stand
They've become quite common in some of the newer concert halls, such as Disney & Kimmel.
I know Im a little late to the party but I make custom music stands that are fully adjustable and made almost entirely of solid wood (some brass threaded rod for the adjustment mechanism).
more pics here
the stand pictured is built out of Leopardwood and Wenge. The desk is oversized per request of the client (my brother Joel who plays for the National Symphony.)
Thanks for looking,
I just posted a gallerie of these music stands on facebook. www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Spring-Valley-CA/Fullerbuilt-fine-carpentry-and-woodworking/322306448388
Im currently building 3 more in curly maple. I will post some pics when they near completion.
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