Jump to content

Fdracula110

Members
  • Posts

    48
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Interests
    Concertinas, Violin rebuild, repair, refinish. Film music
  • Location
    San Diego

Contact Methods

  • Yahoo
    Godzilla110@yahoo.com

Recent Profile Visitors

804 profile views

Fdracula110's Achievements

Advanced Member

Advanced Member (3/6)

  1. Understood. I'm not talking about a wet rag. The nature of hide glue, in both the violin and the vintage concertina, is subject to problems in either direction. That is, hide glue does not react well to either too much or too little humidity. But if you keep the glue in, "it's" comfort zone, the wood will do generally well. I don't think I would use that method in London but in the southwestern US it can be helpful. PS violins do have steel, silver, gold and platinum strings.
  2. I live in So. California and own a 1919, wooden ended Wheatstone. I often spend time camping in the Mojave Desert. As you can guess there can be nearly unbearable heat and zero humidity. I also restored, refurbished and refinished violins for many years. A simple method used by violinists for centuries is to roll up a small piece of cloth, say two by four inches, moisten it lightly at both ends and tuck it in the case. Doesn't take long to adjust the number of drops to put on the cloth and how often. Of course, a cheap hygrometer is a good idea.
  3. These guys pop up every so often. They offer 1930s Gibson and 1950s fender guitars for pennies on the dollar. High end bicycles and tools, along with hundreds of other items. They hacked me a couple of years ago and used my account name to list 6 or 7 hundred items. They also instruct you not to bid but to contact them for a buy it now on all of the listings. The scam is easy to spot because they always use the same photos. I report them to ebay as soon as the same old pictures of concertinas and guitars show up.
  4. These guys pop up every so often. They offer 1930s Gibson and 1950s fender guitars for pennies on the dollar. High end bicycles and tools, along with hundreds of other items. They hacked me a couple of years ago and used my account name to list 6 or 7 hundred items. They also instruct you not to bid but to contact them for a buy it now on all of the listings. The scam is easy to spot because they always use the same pictures. I report them to ebay as soon as the same old pictures of concertinas and guitars show up.
  5. Have to admit, I've been waiting quietly to see what anglo you may have available?
  6. Recognising overlooked inherent worth is a talent. No, "added value," necessary.
  7. This is someone hacking individual ebay accounts. They list hundreds of high quality items, often including conertinas, and they always instruct you not to bid but to contact them outside of ebay for a buy it now. They also always use the same pictures over and over. They hit me once about a year ago.
  8. This is a lovely instrument that this gentleman is selling. He accidentally mentioned the word "ivory" instead of bone buttons in the listing. eBay contacted him, telling him that ivory was a banned substance and that the listing would need to be closed. Great opportunity to buy a beautiful instrument.
  9. I saw a 30 button C/G Suttner on,"done deal", yesterday.
  10. Hi. Would it be possible to see the reed pan?
  11. Would love to hear what you may have available.
×
×
  • Create New...