the overwhelming majority of commercial violins are relatively
uniform in measurement in overall length, I can assume his
fiddle is very close to mine, which is a factory Strad copy
I paid $3 for.
matched the length of the fiddles by superimposing images
in Photoshop and changing layer opacity. I am 5'9"+ so
that would make Willie around 5'4" or so, certainly no
midget. Of course if he is playing a 3/4 size fiddle(unlikely),
he would be even smaller yet.
also is reputed to have tuned the fiddle way up, unusual for
most Mississippi fiddlers of the time, who normally would
while we are at it, is it NAHR-MORE
or NAY-MORE? Listen to how the
emcee pronounces his name in the excerpted section from The
Medicine Show Act 1, 2, 3, 4.(379Kb).
tuned for my page on Narmour and
Smith, with more information, lists of recordings,
and mp3 files.