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  1. Seeking advice on authenticity of this violin. Is it what it claims to be?
  2. hello all, considered buying this violin but I have no idea what it is. (I also wonder if it has been re-varnished ?) Any guidance appreciated. Apologies for the pictures. All I have unfortunately.
  3. Oh yes, I see what you mean. I was curious about the strangely placed little holes. And not being so old, why would it have a graft?
  4. Forgive my ignorance, but what are "patent pegs" please?
  5. Quite a nice violin I think, but it came with no information and of it I know nothing. Any light shed would be much appreciated. ...some better pics may help. I'm curious as to why a violin that I would assume to be around 100 years old would have a graft and bushings?
  6. hi all, looking for advice on this violin and if is reasonably priced....? http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Old-violin-18th-century-Amati-model-from-France-CERTIFICATED-/281117556841?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4173e98069&_uhb=1
  7. I'm curious about this one. If it isn't an Albani could it be an Italian instrument as assumed? http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/321120701878?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649
  8. Martin, this violin has a rather newish looking varnish that does not strike me as original. It is almost like a lacquer. It gives the impression of a plastic-like finish. I've seen this before and wonder if it was some misguided practice to seal or protect older violins? Also the nicks and scratches look artificial to me. If you get the idea of what I mean (the photos do not show this) are you familiar with it and does it detract from the violins monetary value?
  9. .....don't bag all the 'Paganini' fiddles Mac, some of them are very nice violins and they fetch a pretty price too...ie $3000 +
  10. hi, anybody shed some light on this violin? It has a leopold renaudin ticket. The pics aren't too good but all I have. Thanks,.
  11. Hmmm, seems it will remain a mystery. Pretty certain it is ebony. By the way it does have very fine double purfling. Thanks for the comments!
  12. Thanks. Very interested to hear it may be French as this was my suspicion. I havent had it set up properly but it sounded wonderful initially. Hope the photos give an idea of the groove along the fingerboard.
  13. Im sorry, I just realized the pictures are a bit distant.
  14. hello all. I would be interested to know the whats, whens and where's of this one. Again, no label. I was very surprised to see that along the fingerboard parallel to the A string there is a deep groove running up to about 4th position. Unless someone possessed extremely long fingernails (unlikely) I have no idea how this could occur. Any thoughts on this also?