20 March 2013 1470 Views

Watson Reviews Violin Online On Behalf of “Sherlock”

by Dan Koelsch

sherlock violin

The BBC’s Sherlock has had a strong viral presence since debuting in 2010, as we’ve talked about before. The modern day retelling of Sherlock Holmes has a huge fanbase, including on Reddit, where someone recently found a review on the Cardiff Violin website done by John Watson on behave of Sherlock Holmes. Holmes uses a Cardiff Violin in the series, and Watson gives a glowing review. While the review date is almost 2 years old, this is the first time many people have seen it. Read the review after the break.

sherlock6. Dr. John H. Watson
on behalf of Sherlock Holmes

221B Baker Street
LONDON
NW1 6XE
July 28th, 2011

Cécile and Chris at Cardiff Violins,

I just wanted to say thanks on behalf of my friend Sherlock Holmes for the violin he recently purchased from you. He would thank you himself; only, well Sherlock doesn’t really do that sort of thing.

You were extremely patient with him, much more than he deserved which I should also thank you for, as a lot of people find him ‘difficult’. Thought you handled the situation very well, especially when he insisted on deducing the history of each instrument he picked up, in addition to identifying the rosin dust from each bow that had previously been used! Anyway sorry about that, he’s always like it and yes it does get annoying, but at least you don’t have to live with him.

I don’t know much about violins myself, but it looks a lovely violin to me. The sound it makes when Sherlock plays it is beautiful and the other evening he treated me to a rendition of Bach’s Partita No.1, which sounded particularly marvelous on it. He seems very pleased anyway, that is to say he hasn’t complained at all and tells me playing it helps him think, which believe me is high praise indeed.

Yours Sincerely,

Dr. John H. Watson
www.johnwatsonblog.co.uk

Hartswood Films Ltd

This seems to be from the production team, as signified by the “Hartswood Films Ltd” at the end. I like that it’s buried at number 6 on the testimonial list. If you ever find anything cool like this, let us know!



New

James Bond to Return in ‘Man with the Golden Papoose’. Daniel Craig, Piers Morgan and Richard Madden all thought to be Involved..
17 October 2018
James Bond to Return in ‘Man with the Golden Papoose’. Daniel Craig, Piers Morgan and Richard Madden all thought to be Involved..

May interest You

Bruce Willis to join the cast of BBC Soap Opera, EASTENDERS? The DIE HARD star is set to play a lost Mitchell Brother.
05 September 2018
Bruce Willis to join the cast of BBC Soap Opera, EASTENDERS? The DIE HARD star is set to play a lost Mitchell Brother.
BODYGUARD on BBC: Hit, Miss or A Bit Of Both?
03 September 2018
BODYGUARD on BBC: Hit, Miss or A Bit Of Both?
PolitFlix 15: Robin Hood. Looking at the legend and its legacy with Dave Bond and James Murphy. Also covered: Superbowl Trailers, Tarantino and James Bond, Ridley Scott and Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner, Star Wars and Trek. Plus the Irresistible Rise of Black Panther!
02 March 2018
PolitFlix 15: Robin Hood. Looking at the legend and its legacy with Dave Bond and James Murphy. Also covered: Superbowl Trailers, Tarantino and James Bond, Ridley Scott and Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner, Star Wars and Trek. Plus the Irresistible Rise of Black Panther!

Popular

HENRY CAVILL OUT as SUPERMAN? TOM HIDDLESTON set to replace him?
12 September 2018
HENRY CAVILL OUT as SUPERMAN? TOM HIDDLESTON set to replace him?
TOM HIDDLESTON On Course to Write AND Direct BOND 25?
16 September 2018
TOM HIDDLESTON On Course to Write AND Direct BOND 25?

Tags