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by Jane Lord
Mon Jan 09, 2012 4:10 am
Forum: Bowed Stringed Instruments and Bows
Topic: Old violin -renew fingerboard?
Replies: 7
Views: 7899

Re: Old violin -renew fingerboard?

Thanks, Barry. I'm doing it up for a friend who will definitely play it -my slowly growing field of 'expertise' is guitars, but violins keep turning up and the fine working with wood needs the same mindset . But this is the first attempt to refurbish and restore a violin and I have been surprised at...
by Jane Lord
Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:20 am
Forum: Bowed Stringed Instruments and Bows
Topic: Old violin -renew fingerboard?
Replies: 7
Views: 7899

Re: Old violin -renew fingerboard?

Have I got too serious too quickly?
by Jane Lord
Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:17 am
Forum: Bowed Stringed Instruments and Bows
Topic: Old violin -renew fingerboard?
Replies: 7
Views: 7899

Old violin -renew fingerboard?

I have been cleaning and revarnishing an old violin - 19th century German, I guess. The ebony fingerboard is seriously worn down halfway through just at the top where the bow wears the top string. It has a lovely deep red varnish which has pooled rather beautifully on the back - kept over a fireplac...