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  1. I took a huge chance on this violin. Fingers crossed it sounds good. I’ve been wanting a contemporary Italian violin for awhile now and just can’t afford a 20K price tag at this time.
  2. That was me that won it!
  3. Anyone have experience with his work or have any input?
  4. Thanks everyone! Yeah it’s being returned, got it yesterday. I’ve been buying violins off eBay for the last 15 years here and there and have gotten lucky with three really amazing ones that I bought for pennies. After this last purchase/return, I think i’ll be holding off buying anything for a bit!
  5. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Old-4-4-Italian-Violin-Labeled-034-Contavalli-Primo-Imola-1929-034-/264253812271?nma=true&si=j%2By0t0%2FJU5WNHIaSBle16ui%2B6V0%3D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557 i'm curious what you experts think of this violin! I bid high on it but it is returnable if it turns out to be junk
  6. Thank you everyone! I ended up just going ahead and taking it to the shop and he’s going to redo it with silver lapping!
  7. Pretty sure this is copper on my Grimm bow since the discoloration is greenish. How do I clean this until I get it to a luthier? Many thanks in advance!
  8. JAM

    Upscale Roth violin

    Very positive and he also knew I had no intention on selling it. I was only wanting an opinion cause I love this violin. It plays so beautifully!
  9. JAM

    Upscale Roth violin

    You all are to funny! Definitely not a Chinese or factory instrument. Here are some pics its labelled an Alfredo Contino but it’s not Italian.
  10. Just had my violin looked at and he noted it was the equivalent of an upscale Roth violin. I should have asked before I left for a price but didn’t. Anyone have a ballpark value?
  11. Thank you everyone! Here are some pics:
  12. I have a great violin that’s labeled as an Alfredo Contino. When I had it looked at at my local luthier shop, they mentioned it being a very nice violin but were not sure of the authenticity so I’ll be taking it to Atlanta soon to get it checked out while I’m there on business. Any input in appreciated!