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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:44 am 
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got a prezzie of a violin , made by Emmanuel Mora Torres , San José , Costa Rica , 1956
it's a cracker, and seems to have sympatico , with Ed Reavy .

anyone have info on this maker/luthier ?

the only thing i could find was , a luthier by that name , on a street with a few other luthiers .
i got the impression it was a guitar community.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 6:43 pm 
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oops ! sorry about that , i should have put it here in the first place , thanks for moving it :poke:


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:33 pm 
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There are an awful lot of good violins in the universe.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 7:27 pm 
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s1m0n wrote:
There are an awful lot of good violins in the universe.


True. And each has its own interesting story. Although many would be hard to track down these days it can be surprising what is still there to be found.

Edited to add: I noticed that one went in auction recently for c. £800


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 6:29 am 
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Wombat , that would be me , i went with a pal to the auctions , in Bonhams , Sotheby's and Brompton's . we got this one in Bonham's.
had a great time playing the violins . about 200-300 of them . i recommend the auctions, for an eyeopening experience of playing some of the nicest fiddles available, some of which seemed to play without any difficulty whatsoever.
and also, there's the world of slightly odd intrigue , in violin dealers.
the background plot of The Red Violin , comes to mind.

i still would like to have some info on this Emmanuel Mora Torres . Emmy , if you are out there , talk to me.
the instrument has , unusually for an instrument of it's quality, as it speaks very well over the complete range, a highly varnished neck, but i'm not complaining.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:02 pm 
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Hello there,

Emmanuel Mora Torres was my father who died fifteen years ago, who was an excellente violin maker like my grandfather (whose main instrument was the spanish guitar. I would be quite interested to know if you are interested in selling this violin.

Yours sincerely,

Emmanuel Mora Iglesias


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 5:29 pm 
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I don't know if that poster visits this forum much anymore, but it must be gratifying to know that your dad's work is still being well appreciated.

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I've already PM'd the OP to alert him to the new post.

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