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  1. Someone I know has it and they were told by shop it’s a nice French violin so trying to figure out what in the world it could be. I’ll try to get better pictures, but thanks for the input.
  2. Violin has no label but looks nice.
  3. Hello everyone! I have a few questions that I hope someone here can provide more insight about. I have a very interesting and beautiful violin made by Joseph Nicolas LeClerc. I found some information on him, but not very much and wondering if anyone has had any experience with his instruments or know more about this maker. I am not even sure of the value range for this maker either. My second question is that I have a Honore Derazey likely from his early period from what I’ve been told. I am finding myself gravitating towards the LeClerc for tone and playability. It’s very powerful with great character. The Derazey is also rich and powerful, both amazing instruments. Would you value a LeClerc above a Derazey? Both are in very good condition. I’m considering letting one go, but I know how hard it is to find good examples of these instruments so am a bit torn about what to do. Thanks! I attached pictures of the LeClerc.
  4. Here’s some better pictures showing the natural color.
  5. Hello, Happy Holidays! I have an old violin labeled Tononi, but I think it’s probably of German origin. I was curious if this rings any bells for anyone. It needs a bit of work and hasn’t been played in many years. The LOB is right at 14”. Thanks!
  6. Finally got back, here’s more pictures of it. The daughter of soloist from the early 1900s sold it to me. He used it as his practice violin and it has an amazing tone, but I guess aside from the tone it’s not anything super special. Here’s some more pictures of it. Any guess which town it was made in and how old is this one?
  7. I’m out of town at the moment, will retake better pictures when I get back Thursday. I’m not sure what it is.
  8. I have a violin here with a very lovely tone and it might be impossible to say who made it. I was told it’s a Vogtland violin, but curious if this rings bell for anyone. Thanks for any input here!
  9. I was curious if anyone might be able to recognize this one.... It looks very old and nice, and has a good tone!
  10. I thought this was interesting.....
  11. An idea for what to do with all the cheap junk instruments in the world.
  12. Right now it sounds even with lots of warmth and sweetness, a bit closed. I’m sure with a better setup and strings, will be improvements.