Gibson F5 'Harvey' Fern
Gibson F5 'Derrington' Fern
Distressed Silverangel F 'Esmerelda' aka 'Maxx'
Jim Triggs 23 F5, Northfield Big Mon #127
Silverangel custom 'A'
'39 D-18, 1950 D-28.
This is a strange idea but my wife just got a new ebony chin rest for her violin and gave me her old one. I looked at it and suddenly I thought: if you could flatten the top curved area (chin area) and a bit of the bottom for thickness, it would make a very nice pick guard. It would only be about 3" long but might work well if you're playing "off the coast of Florida" so to say. Has anyone heard of anyone doing this?
I have, but...I wouldn't. No harm done in trying though. Well, actually, come to think of it, it'd be no good to a violinist again.
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Paul Hostetter, luthier
Santa Cruz, California