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Violin | by Steve Snodgrass
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This is my Jay Haide baroque replica violin. It's different from a modern violin: the bridge is thicker and has more wood and has a characteristic upside down heart cut-out; the fingerboard is shorter and less concave and is not entirely ebony; the bass bar is smaller; there's no chin rest; it's strung with uncovered gut strings tuned down to A=415 and installed directly into the tail piece. All of this makes for a more baroque sound when playing music of that period.

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Taken on August 29, 2009