Fredrieck Cayford Violin London
I am currently playing on a Roth violin (1956) and Im looking for something with a little more "body" My Roth has been good to me nice and clean but again lacking a little in the bottom end. I have two violins that I am currently trying out on extended time due to shutdowns in US. The first is a Ch. J. B. Collin-Mézin very nice instrument it has an extremely dark brown varnish but label reads 1883 with the signature in the correct position. The other is Fredrieck Cayford. I have been everywhere on the inter-webs and can't find any information on this luthier. I have seen the great things on this website how violinists come together to help each other. Please if anyone can shed some light on this luthier that would be greatly appreciated
Could it be "spelling? (Frederick")
I see a violin by that maker was auctioned off by Skinner. Here is the detail: https://www.skinnerinc.com/auctions/3170B/lots/206
According to The Dictionary of British Violin and Bow Makers by Dennis G. Plowright:
Thank you to all for your responses!
Misspelling "Frederick" is forgivable. Misspelling "piece" or "professional" is another thing entirely.
Which one sounds better?
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