The Acoustic Guitar Forum

Go Back   The Acoustic Guitar Forum > General Acoustic Guitar and Amplification Discussion > Other Stringed Instruments

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 08-17-2019, 01:47 PM
Tnfiddler Tnfiddler is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Middle Tn
Posts: 1,838
Default Fiddle/Violin players, show off your instruments!

Here’s mine, fresh from a new setup. It’s an October 2006 Charles J. Horner. It’s modeled after the Il Cannone Guarneri violin and it sure lives up to that name. Big, Bold voice with a dark tone that I love. It’s Super balanced across the strings and sounds great no matter how it’s played. It's seen a lot of stage time with the majority of that in Hot weather, so it's sporting some wear, but I think that just gives it character!!


__________________
Education is important! Guitar is importanter!!



2014 Bourgeois “Banjo Killer” Custom Adi/Hog #6681
2016 Taylor GS Mini Koa ES2
2018 Martin D41 Ambertone (2018 Reimagined)
2006 Charles J. Horner Fiddle

Last edited by Tnfiddler; 08-17-2019 at 02:13 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-17-2019, 03:14 PM
Mandobart Mandobart is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Washington State
Posts: 1,666
Default

Nice wood choice on tailpiece and chinrest, even sort of matched carpenter jack.

I don't pay the extra to embed pics here. I would like to show off my 16.5" 10 string Hardanger viola with perfection pegs. I installed internal twin head piezo's on my 4 gigging fiddles with end pin jacks.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-17-2019, 03:24 PM
Tnfiddler Tnfiddler is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Middle Tn
Posts: 1,838
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mandobart View Post
Nice wood choice on tailpiece and chinrest, even sort of matched carpenter jack.

I don't pay the extra to embed pics here. I would like to show off my 16.5" 10 string Hardanger viola with perfection pegs. I installed internal twin head piezo's on my 4 gigging fiddles with end pin jacks.
Thank you. The jack is a Fred Carpenter piece that he had in-stock at Nashville Violins and was the closest matching one(grain-wise). I actually use the tapatalk app and it lets you post pics.
__________________
Education is important! Guitar is importanter!!



2014 Bourgeois “Banjo Killer” Custom Adi/Hog #6681
2016 Taylor GS Mini Koa ES2
2018 Martin D41 Ambertone (2018 Reimagined)
2006 Charles J. Horner Fiddle
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-23-2019, 08:31 AM
815C's Avatar
815C 815C is offline
AGF Sponsor
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: The Hills Of Tennessee
Posts: 3,703
Default

I have a violin that was hand made by Jameson (no idea who he/she was) in Memphis, TN in 1944. It sings.

Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-23-2019, 11:27 AM
keith.rogers keith.rogers is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2019
Location: Texas
Posts: 309
Default

I haven't played in about a dozen years. Found an old picture (mangled "photoshopping" of wrinkled sheet it was laying on ). Still have it and our son played it a bit last year when I made him record a track with me. Made by a local, Cajun fiddler/builder, Nelson Thibodeaux (now in his 90s and still working in the shop AFAIK).

Chinrest looks familiar!
__________________
"I know in the morning that it's gonna be good, when I stick out my elbows and they don't bump wood." - Bill Kirchen
Home Recordings on SoundCloud - Home Recordings on YouTube
Martin GPCPA3, "homemade" (1980) hog-OM
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-23-2019, 12:17 PM
Tnfiddler Tnfiddler is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Middle Tn
Posts: 1,838
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by keith.rogers View Post
I haven't played in about a dozen years. Found an old picture (mangled "photoshopping" of wrinkled sheet it was laying on ). Still have it and our son played it a bit last year when I made him record a track with me. Made by a local, Cajun fiddler/builder, Nelson Thibodeaux (now in his 90s and still working in the shop AFAIK).

Chinrest looks familiar!
Great-looking fiddle. I'm a BIG fan of the one piece back on it!! The gold-colored, flamed chinrest/tailpiece on mine is one easy identifier of a Horner fiddle. Gene makes each set and they're so unique!
__________________
Education is important! Guitar is importanter!!



2014 Bourgeois “Banjo Killer” Custom Adi/Hog #6681
2016 Taylor GS Mini Koa ES2
2018 Martin D41 Ambertone (2018 Reimagined)
2006 Charles J. Horner Fiddle
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-15-2019, 01:27 AM
Birchtop Birchtop is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2019
Posts: 44
Default



__________________
Yamaha FG710S
Yamaha FS820
Martin D-35
Fender CD140SCE-12
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-18-2019, 07:35 AM
Mudchutney Mudchutney is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2019
Location: Somerset, UK
Posts: 4
Default

Stunning instruments the lot of them - they quite literally make me want to learn the fiddle!
__________________
Saltarelle Bourroche button box
Yamaha guitar (an oldie, but a good 'un)
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-22-2019, 05:44 PM
TBman's Avatar
TBman TBman is online now
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Northern NJ
Posts: 25,650
Default

Really nice!

I really have an itch to learn to play one, I was looking at the electric ones again (for headphone use).
__________________
Barry
*
*
*
*
Liam's Day:




My music on Reverbnation

Misc. stuff on Soundcloud


2016 Avalon L2-320C, 2004 Larrivee OM-05, 2015 Guild D-120c, 2016 Gibson J-45, 2003 Martin D-16GT

I'd rather be a good version of me than a bad version of someone else....
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 12-03-2019, 09:09 AM
bkepler bkepler is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Maryland
Posts: 141
Default Fiddle/Violin players, show off your instruments!

These are my 2 main fiddles. 1st up is at 1928 E. H. Roth, that’s a 1732 Guarneri copy. More recent is the 2018 Glasser 5-string carbon composite fiddle (acoustic).
__________________
Lowden G-23
Pono DS-20
Martin D-18 Standard
Epiphone 1934 Olympic
Composite Acoustics Cargo
Alvarez AJ-417/12
Silvertone 1958/9 620 Jumbo
Supertone 1941 3/4 Scale (Terz?)
Oscar Schmidt 3/4 Scale
Kepler Biscuit Reso
Reply With Quote
Reply

  The Acoustic Guitar Forum > General Acoustic Guitar and Amplification Discussion > Other Stringed Instruments

Thread Tools



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:44 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, The Acoustic Guitar Forum
vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=