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  1. That frog looks Deutschland... small inner circle compared to outer circle - somewhat disproportionate. I was told that is a German thing
  2. Wow this violin and this thread... I was told years ago by Rene Morel that the further apart the sound holes from the standard measurement the worse the sound of the instruments will be. If he were right I can only imagine what this thing sounds like
  3. Ok so now I am told by some friends in the trade this has nothing to do with Markneurkirchen and that it looks French???!!! I understand it is pretty rough. Possibly amateur?
  4. A few pix after the super Nikco. Something bothers me about these sound holes. Also as far as age where do you guys place it?
  5. Prices are in British pounds so the final price is about S26/27K US
  6. Why? It's an art work on its own
  7. The crack repairs and set up is near perfect... This was not done on "someone's kitchen table" - Hans Nebel quote
  8. Let me know your thoughts on this one. The restoration must’ve been done by Benning. How did I guess that haha
  9. A real Antoniazzi for $30k would be a good deal....
  10. ... but after conversion and premium it will still come to $30K US https://tarisio.com/auctions/auction/lot/?csid=2199355392&cpid=3732602880&filter_key=
  11. I have an early 19th century violin by Prosper Grandjon with LOB 365mm. Barely fits in a case. From what I understand this size was normal for his instruments. Was that a normal practice for other makers as well from that time period and what was the reason for it? Perhaps it had something to do with Stradivarius’ grand pattern?
  12. Auction houses do that. The less responsibility for them the better. I have a Gadda violin. Certificate, build, varnish seem almost identical. Problem is that nobody knows who exactly made these in the Gadda workshop. Tarisio calls them "instruments form the late Mario Gadda workshop"
  13. Tarisio in Berlin, Florian expanding to San Francisco. Life must be good in the high end violin trade...
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