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  1. To be clear, I am not the owner of this violin, nor the offering party. And I don’t work for the auction house involved. If I had been fortunate enough to pick it up myself, I wouldn’t be selling it. I’ve no interest in the sale,but was told a litttle of the violin’s background when I visited the auction house. I’m only interested in the instrument, as it’s pretty, sounds nice, and is rather better than the rubbish that normally turns up at the local auction house. If I’ve offended anyone, I apologise - not my intention.
  2. Thanks for your thoughts Violadamore. The violin sounds very good: quite bright at the top, well focused through the middle and bottom. Overall, it’s a very well balanced instrument. It needs setting up properly: the bridge isn’t great for starters, and the strings are cheap, so I havent yet seen/heard it at its best. Even so, it projects well. Nothing obviously structurally awry (although I realise that, as a player and not a maker/restorer, making such a comment amongst the exalted herepresent on Maestronet is asking for trouble... ... ... happy to be shot down in flames). And, as deans and Rue have observed, it’s a pretty fiddle. Overall, much better than one would expect to come across.
  3. Bruce Carlson/henrypeacham/deans: thank you all for taking a moment to respond. I wonder if anyone out there has any thoughts as to where the violin might have been made (if, as seems likely, it’s not Italian...)?
  4. Hi all, First time post, but an avid reader for some time... thanks to all those who contribute. Following a house clearance, I've recently come across a violin that, per its label, is by Pedrazzini, made in Milan in 1922. The inside of the instrument is branded "G. PEDRAZZINI", and the label is signed (by someone, possibly Pedrazzini?...). Anyway, I'm no expert on Italian violins from the early twentieth century - but I suspect that someone here might be... so... Does this look like an authentic Pedrazzini, or something much less interesting? Any insight very gratefully received, with thanks.