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Everything posted by JRyn

  1. I take it you're not receiving many Christmas cards this year.
  2. Didn't he just post one yesterday?
  3. You should start a petition for Tarisio to lower their estimates
  4. The label looks like times new roman, inkjet printer to me. A pretty unsophisticated forgery.
  5. They have a second round for things that did not sell.
  6. $14,400 and its 36cm
  7. It's a good day to be a Roth owner!
  8. With the uncertainty involved with the current pandemic it seems two things are for certain, 1) the music buying community is hurting in the pocketbook department, and 2) there are loads of great inexpensive instruments available just about every where you look.
  9. I disagree with this statement. A number of these attributions are quite obvious, and people put instruments in T2 for a variety of different reasons, not just because they don't know what it is...
  10. It was made to look like a real violin, but it's really just a knackered piece of rubbish.
  11. https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/87300719_an-antique-european-violin Looks like it comes with a very nice French bow as well...
  12. Looks like Pan's Labyrinth
  13. Sounds great for a small viola, but a great player nonetheless.
  14. Except it didn't even seem like he had the skill to make a proper bridge
  15. The odor the old glue gives off is revolting and very hard to get rid of. I've walked into a couple shops that just reeked of this smell.
  16. Yea. This is what makes me skeptical about Salustri. This seems significantly better than his other work...
  17. Too bad for the saddle crack. It looks like a nice violin IMO and a very reasonable estimate.
  18. Thanks for the advice. I had a violin where the buyer was so unsatisfied that he returned it in a hundred pieces... the cherry on top was that eBay sided with the buyer.
  19. Ebay has a "buyer protection" system where anyone can get a free return for just about any reason within the first month or so at the seller's expense. The buyer can also send you back a pile of rocks and since there is insufficient evidence, they will always side with the buyer...
  20. To my understanding, it is only the worst of the worst that are considered "dutzendarbeit," such as the sunburst varnish fiddle that popped up recently on one of the other threads. It is important though not to classify all commercial Saxon work as dutzendarbeit because they also made some really nice violins, take for example Roth or John Juzek.
  21. I had a viola which contained an inventory number from Lyon and Healy and was labeled and attributed to Barthol Karner. Jacob quickly pointed out that the label was spurious. This makes me question though whether it was Lyon and Healy putting in these false labels to begin with.
  22. I find the people that buy Billy Bob's instruments appreciate them as folk art rather than fine violins. And they make good fiddles.