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  1. Agreed that looks very new - and very Chinese or trade Romanian Funny thing is that Brazilians come here to buy good instruments because they say that prices are inflated in Brazil
  2. If you look around you can still find a good reconditioned 'Saxon' violin for around £1000! That said I prefer to sell a better new Chinese or German (Conrad Gotz for example) which could sound as good or better than an old German You can even get a 'distressed German' which looks old and sound good
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    I Hate Shopping...>:(

    Rue This set has the plated E - you can also get Gold or Platinum ...and an aluminium D
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    I Hate Shopping...>:(

    Rue PI basic set £74 in the UK less 10% teachers discount, and tracked carriage included! Not sure of the exchange rate Always in stock
  5. This is surely unethical and illegal?
  6. Just had a little girl of 8/9 years in to try an inexpensive 3/4 Violin She has done grade 2 with distinction on a 1/2 I offered her the standard Stentor Conservatoire - one with factory string, one with Tonicas and a third used one with Obligatos. Set up was identical Without hesitation she gravitated to the Obligatos and even the parents could clearly hear the difference
  7. Good advice - go to some shops and try violins There are many options with case and bow, or violin only Eastman, Jay Haide, Gliga, Concertante, etc etc - go try!
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    Violin ID please

    BC Herewith Thanks for the interest it has been instructive!
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    Violin ID please

    Not to prolong this as I realise it is not a major find, but I have found the discussion very educating Thank you It is labelled copie da Tecchler (David) with the usual date Below is the other side of the neck and there is a distinct gap at the top which leads me to think Martin is correct. The body is good but the neck perhaps added and of poorer quality
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    Violin ID please

    Herewith The purfling is not drawn I don't think
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    Violin ID please

    Ok will do - more pics coming Thank you all!
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    Violin ID please

    a) Ribs well set back from the corners b) Pegbox delicately made, not blackened, and scroll deep in past 6 o'clock c) General appearance being slighter
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    Violin ID please

    This violin does not tick the Saxon/Bohemian boxes so I am a bit puzzled. I has a spurious Tecchler label The peg box is very thin and delicate looking. No scroll graft Appreciate comments
  14. Hullo all I did send pics of the Viola before, but herewith https://maestronet.com/forum/index.php?/topic/343574-seb-kloz-viola-id/&tab=comments#comment-855869 I will also send photos of the head Thanks very much for the comments - appreciated!