Got my Carlisle fixed up.
Finally got my Carlisle fixed up, new bridge strings, now need to learn.. : ) photos below.
Wow, it looks nice! How is it playing?
I second that response that violin looks beautiful and I would like to know how well it sounds
Fabulous looking violin. Fitted with Dominants?
These are no Dominants.
I think it sounds amazing, but I have never played a violin let alone a 5k ish one. I can make a recording of some open strings, that is the only thing that sounds decent for me right now lol.
I hope you have lots of fun!
I would like to know what those psychedelic strings are and why...
Judging by the sheen and thickness of the string plus the dull silk wrapping, I'm guessing the strings are an off-brand set of metal...
...also, the after-lenght seems a bit off.
@Rocky I thought something looked off - I like the design quite a bit. It looks very attractive - more appealing to my eye than the more common plantilla (Is it called that in violin?).
To test the afterlenght, pizz at the g string afterlenght, it sould be a d (one octave above d string).
It's basically a Del Gesu style (C bouts and f holes). Looks like a very nice instrument.
Ron, which Del Gesu, in particular? My own, made after "Kemp" looks completely different. He was known for some odd details and hasty finishing. As always, if one does not knock the rim with the bow and it sounds good, who cares?
The guy who fixed it said to get cheaper strings at 1st so if I break one I don't have to pay as much to replace it. The fingerboard needed some gluing got new tuners and a new bridge. Ill add photos of it before to that 1st gallery. I live in the Cincinnati Area so that could be why I was blessed to have come across one of his for an amazing price. The 1st guy I took it to said it was a guarneri model violin, but said he did some funky things to this particular one.
Del Gesu changed its style quite often, but its definitally del Gesu. Maybe ex Ysaye or something around thks time. A late one for sure.
It's looking good! :)
I couldnt help but notice that the flaming looks very nice.
It's probably not an exact copy, but it is rather close to the "Cannone".
The lighting was different.
Here is a video clip, only like my 5th time playing. subscribe if you want to see me get better lol.
Step one: switch off the fan, please.
Not bad Dave. I was your sixth YouTube viewer and the first one to like your video. I think you have natural talent and a good sound on the violin, you need to find a good teacher and start with just the basics such as one octave scales and a method book your teacher likes to use. You are so lucky to have such a nice instrument.
You might want to get yourself a stiffer bow,this one wobbling the hell out of your bow control.
any suggestions 80 or less?
In this price range you can try some CF ones. I heard positivly about the fiddlerman one in terms of value performance ratio but I never had one in my hands myself.