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Old 11-13-2021, 01:42 PM
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Default "Pique Dame" or Hüttl (Huettl) archtops?


I came across this, erm, beauty: a restored and apparently well-played Wolfgang Hüttl "Pique Dame" from 1958.

Does anyone have experience with these? She's been strung with 11s so apparently doesn't require the heavy hand as many vintage German archtops supposedly need? I'm wondering if this would be an alternative to that Loar LH-650 that passed me by (again... 2nd retraction by the seller )

Pickle: Gretsch G9240 "Alligator" wood-body resonator wearing nylguts (China, 2018?)
Dumbo: Seagull Performer CW mini-jumbo (Canada, 20??)
Stanley: The Loar LH-650 (China, 2017)
Bolink baroque violin (Hilversum, 1982)
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