Oddly enough, I find the rotated neck easier to play - or maybe I'm just getting older!
Violin neck replacement scroll graft dating
One has it's neck and scroll at right angles to the table.
the other has it's neck and scroll rotated at about five degrees clockwise as you hold the instrument.
The atmosphere is not a perfume, it has no taste of the distillation, it is odorless, It is for my mouth forever, I am in love with it, I will go to the bank by the wood and become undisguised and naked, I am mad for it to be in contact with me. Stop this day and night with me and you shall possess the origin of all poems, You shall possess the good of the earth and sun, (there are millions of suns left,) You shall no longer take things at second or third hand, nor look through the eyes of the dead, nor feed on the spectres in books, You shall not look through my eyes either, nor take things from me, You shall listen to all sides and filter them from your self.
The smoke of my own breath, Echoes, ripples, buzz'd whispers, love-root, silk-thread, crotch and vine, My respiration and inspiration, the beating of my heart, the passing of blood and air through my lungs, The sniff of green leaves and dry leaves, and of the shore and dark-color'd sea-rocks, and of hay in the barn, The sound of the belch'd words of my voice loos'd to the eddies of the wind, A few light kisses, a few embraces, a reaching around of arms, The play of shine and shade on the trees as the supple boughs wag, The delight alone or in the rush of the streets, or along the fields and hill-sides, The feeling of health, the full-noon trill, the song of me rising from bed and meeting the sun. 3 I have heard what the talkers were talking, the talk of the beginning and the end, But I do not talk of the beginning or the end.
As instruments age and are used, repairs become necessary to maintain the integrity of their sound.
Starting in the 19th-Century, violin necks were crafted to be longer to give more sonic power to the violin to compete with other orchestral instruments.
Furthermore, marks in the back would suggest that the label tampering was more recent.
I have two violins and have been comparing the build of their necks.
The old scroll and box are preserved, as they are a signature and personal expression of the original luthier and his craft.