September 21, 2019 at 11:02 AM #76963
Can you believe where I live there are no Fiddle/Lutheir shops for a hundred miles from me here in southeast, Missouri? I live right near the Arkansas border as well and nothing close at all in Arkansas.
I need a few repairs. I want to get my grandfather’s Fiddle fixed and I need to do a few things on one of my other fiddles too. I can’t be driving 2 hours away that’s crazy.
I don’t know what to do.September 21, 2019 at 11:44 AM #76966MoonShadowsParticipant
I’m surprised, especially down in your neck of the woods.September 21, 2019 at 2:08 PM #76967
No Luthiers, where I live, either… I’ve learned to do a lot, myself…September 21, 2019 at 2:50 PM #76968
I don’t think I can n fix a broken neck on my grandfather’s fiddle though. I mean I could try to learn to do it.September 21, 2019 at 2:58 PM #76970
Is it cracked, or actually detached, from the body, of the Fiddle? If you don’t mind me asking, John?September 21, 2019 at 4:18 PM #76971
Yes, it’s detached.September 21, 2019 at 5:18 PM #76972
A serious repair, best left to a Professional Luthier. I watched a series of videos, about building a Violin, on YouTube. The Neck is very carefully fitted, to the body, then wedged into the Slot…
With it being a family Heirloom, I would pay for a professional repair…with aspirations of being able to play it, again…September 21, 2019 at 5:35 PM #76973
Yeah. I guess at some point I will have to make trip to St. Louis which is the closest repair places. Will have to wait a little while though.
September 21, 2019 at 7:07 PM #76975JoeParticipant
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How far are you from Monett, Mo? There is an older fellow there that is a fiddle maker and repairer. Also one at Cotter, Arkansas. I can get you their numbers if your interested.September 21, 2019 at 7:12 PM #76976
I just looked and I’m I almost 4 hrs from Monett
And almost 3 hrs from Cotter, ArkSeptember 21, 2019 at 7:20 PM #76977cricketParticipant
I only know of one around here and he’s too expensive. Good luck getting your grandfather’s fiddle fixed.September 21, 2019 at 7:34 PM #76980
Really good advise not to reset the neck yourself. The reset involves getting it centered, and the correct fingerboard height to project on the bridge. Once you set it up wrong, fitting the bridge is a mess if not impossible. Plus you must use hot hyde glue, not wood glue. Wood glue is a form of plastic and just stretches under string tension until it lays down. I’m the guy in Cotter.September 21, 2019 at 7:36 PM #76981
I’m behind by 10 fiddles now, looking like January for new work. I retired and love the fiddles, but fish and play with grandkids too.September 21, 2019 at 7:52 PM #76982
I won’t do it myself. I may take a trip down your way FishnFiddle at a later time maybe in the Spring. I’m not in a real big hurry, but I hate that it’s broke like that.September 22, 2019 at 7:35 AM #76984MoonShadowsParticipant
John…it might be cheaper and less time consuming to ship it down to fishnfiddle for an estimate of what it would take and how much it would cost. Or, even take some detailed pictures and send them to him for a rough evaluation…if both of you can work out the details and are open to these possibilities.September 22, 2019 at 5:12 PM #77009
That would be a good idea.September 23, 2019 at 7:13 AM #77037JoeParticipant
Hey Larry (fishnfiddle) great article you put out in Oklahoma Fiddlers newsletter.September 26, 2019 at 8:20 AM #77111
Thanks Joe, I will continue with more fun information each newsletter.
fishnfiddle cell phone # 918 688 9832 in case anyone has a specific question.September 26, 2019 at 4:52 PM #77133
I will take you up on that soon. Maybe this weekend if you’re aren’t busy.October 4, 2019 at 10:03 AM #77352
I’m feeling proud of myself. I fixed a peg that was slipping. I thought for sure I was gonna mess things up but watched a video and it wasn’t hard to take my peg apart. I cleaned it, gently used some sand paper on it to rough it up slightly and it fixed it.
Although it may only be a temporary fix. I need to replace it really
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