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Samuel Thompson


March 19, 2008 at 12:37 PM

Three months after having the violin adjusted to perfection - that adjustment including having the neck raised - and during one of the busiest times in my life, I had an accident....

...the neck popped out of the instrument.

Before everyone gets alarmed, it was quite a clean break - it simply slipped out of the socket like a bone would.

Will be picking it up today - the day before opening night of a show and less than two weeks before playing two concerti.

This life we have...many thanks to the folks at Wilhite Strings in Knoxville, Tennessee for stepping up to the plate and Linda Upton Hill (a cast member and string player) for making the call within seconds!

From Tom Holzman
Posted on March 19, 2008 at 8:26 PM
Yikes! That's a neat trick. How did you manage it?
From Jim W. Miller
Posted on March 19, 2008 at 9:06 PM
This would have me severely perturbed. "Eyowww, glue, I knew I forgot something."
From Pauline Lerner
Posted on March 19, 2008 at 9:50 PM
How did this happen? You just had it repaired by a luthier you trust.
From Bernadette Hawes
Posted on March 19, 2008 at 10:16 PM
Sooooo good learning to play violin is a lesson in patience.... by now you must have it in barrel-loads!
You have a very optimistic view of life, Samuel.
From Drew Lecher
Posted on March 20, 2008 at 4:53 AM
Break a leg …………… just not another neck:-)

Go for it!

From Ray Randall
Posted on March 20, 2008 at 3:48 PM
As my wife says before ech concert:
Break a string.
From Terez Mertes
Posted on March 20, 2008 at 7:26 PM
Noooooo! You must have been in shock when it happened. Telling yourself it was just a bad dream you'd momentarily wake from. : )
From Karen Allendoerfer
Posted on March 20, 2008 at 8:58 PM
I think it's just one of Agent 81's clever disguises: the detachable neck!

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