Callier-Scollard Violins
Craig Scollard

50 E. Green St. Suite 142
Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 795-2870

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Sound Post Cracks

Here is a viola where the top was cracked into two pieces, there was also a small crack from the f hole up near the bass bar. It must have taken quite an impact because the chinrest was cracked in half and the bridge was broken.

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Another sound post crack with lots of other cracks on the top. This instrument had lots of cracks a couple of them were only a couple millimeters apart. Also inscribed with pencil on he inside of the top is this:

Repaired By

Gaylord Marsh

March 1st 1911

Winsted Conn

A very old and

very good violin

IMG 20151214 112706 IMG 20151214 112706
IMG 20151214 113546 IMG 20151214 113546
IMG 20151214 115616 IMG 20151214 115616
IMG 20151214 121950 IMG 20151214 121950
IMG 20151214 124844 IMG 20151214 124844
IMG 20151216 104656 IMG 20151216 104656
IMG 20151216 105841 IMG 20151216 105841
IMG 20160112 112750 IMG 20160112 112750
IMG 20160421 161243 IMG 20160421 161243
IMG 20160428 170514 IMG 20160428 170514
  

 

I spent a lot of time cleaning out the cracks and then sealing them. When I did the final french polishing the varnish must have previously had some dark dye rubbed on top because, unfortunatly the polishing pad picked up the dye and spread it around. Some of the areas with the freshish varnish picked up this color.

 

Here is a 3/4 with a very odd sound post crack.

IMG 20180103 114905 IMG 20180103 114905
IMG 20180103 115111 IMG 20180103 115111
IMG 20180103 115335 IMG 20180103 115335
IMG 20180117 112434 IMG 20180117 112434
IMG 20180317 164819 IMG 20180317 164819
IMG 20180320 105941 IMG 20180320 105941

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