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  1. Does any one know what any of these words in this violin translated in English are? The violin says:Raffaele,ed Antonio Gagliano Fabbricanti e Negozianti Di Violini ,Viole Violoncelli,Controbassi,e Corde armoniche Strada Sedile di S.Giuseppe n 17.primio piano Do you think it is a real Gagliano violin? Thanks, Michael
  2. Thank you every one. Bergonzi_boy yeah I am talking about Geoffrey Applegate. I asked him his opinion on a good violin to purchase. He was at the Wayne State Orchestra Day for student players. He recomended the Klotz violin. Thanks, Michael
  3. Does any one know if this violin is worth purchasing? My friend is offering me a violin that reads Heinrich Nitschmann. He said that the violin was from Germany and is over 100 years old. It has a stamp on the back near the top that reads "Stainer". It is a nice looking violin and it is hand made. It also has a crack in the peg box. I know I will have to have this repaired. Is this a good investment? He is offering it for $250.00. Thanks, Michael
  4. I was talking to the 2nd chair principle vioinist in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. He said that one of his students puchased a Joseph Klotz vioin. He stated that it sounded just like a Strad. but it was NOT a violin that would appreciate in value a lot over time. I was wondering if this would be a good violin to puchase for the SOUND QUALITY? Can anyone back this up? Thanks, Michael
  5. On ebay there is a 4 violins case on ebay. You can buy it now for $145.00 plus shipping. Back to list of items Listed in category: Musical Instruments > String > Violin > Acoustic > 4/4 Size Quartet Violin hard case for 4 violins. New 2005 Item number: 7311305947 Email to a friend | Watch this item in My eBay Larger Picture Starting bid: US $138.00 price: US $145.00 Time left: 6 days 16 hours 7-day listing, Ends Apr-03-05 09:35:08 PDT Start time: Mar-27-05 08:35:08 PST History: 0 bids Item location: Houston United States Ships to: Worldwide Shipping costs: US $25.00 - Standard Flat Rate Shipping Service (within United States ) Shipping, payment details and return policy Seller information maestrocase ( 3221) Feedback Score: 3221 Positive Feedback: 97.2% Member since Aug-16-02 in United States Read feedback comments Add to Favorite Sellers Ask seller a question View seller's other items Visit this seller's eBay Store! Maestro case Safe Buying Tips Financing available $10 off your first purchase if you sign up for PayPal Buyer Credit and make a purchase over $50.00 between 1/24/05 and 4/3/05. Subject to credit approval. US residents only. See details | Apply now Description Maestro case Visit my eBay Store: Maestro case Brand new Black color quartet violin hard case, for violin dealers and collectors and professional players. Fully suspensional, it can hold 4 full size violins, It also can held two violins, heavy duty, Wood shell with Nylon cover. With adjustable Shoulder strap. 4 bow holders. 2 Large thick padded blanket, Zipper and lock latch. black and blue color available. 2 locks. No reserved price. Retail value $275. Your satisfaction guarranteed or your money back ( less s/h). Shipping, handling by UPS is $35. Please call (281)298-1617 for more information or credit card payment. We accept check, Money order or Credit card. We also accept paypal.com or Bidpay.com credit card payment. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Select a picture
  6. Can anyone help me? I have been reading alot about Zhang Shu Mei violins and have been tring to understand if this is a good investment? I have been playing violin for 5 1/2 years and am a dedicated violinist. I'm ready to move up to a better violin. Does any one think that the Mei violins would fit me well? I'm looking for something that can project sound well, but can also be sweet. I practice violin a lot. So I'm trying to find something that will suit me well. Thank You, Michael