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  1. Potter

    Collin-Mezin

    She is currently favoring a Kalisz Uebel bow. Its changed a couple times, though.:)
  2. Potter

    Collin-Mezin

    So, as an overview- we played upwards of 40 violins at two reputable dealers in the 6-10k range. Three adult violinists, two teachers and a professor /conductor put two violins at the top. The old German with relatively deep grooves worn along its fingerboard, and a soundpost repair. And the CM. The CM was judged to have much better projection. And we have a marketable fiddle at a two or more thousand dollars less than I see them retail on line. And it’s at a dealer who will give us 100% trade in, as they did with the Mittenwald 3/4. Repeating myself, any notion of the name or even value of the violin is about my daughter wanting to change dealers and lose the trade in. Where that might leave us. My daughter turned 11 last month and will start the Bruch after the holidays, so if she stays at it, this may very well be an issue. so as a whole, without spending 6 months traveling around the country, I feel pretty good about it.
  3. Potter

    Collin-Mezin

    In my neighborhood you would likely get a Mozart who or Partita what. So not much name dropping possibilities in my daily life:). Its been an interesting education and helped affirm a difficult purchase in an area I have limited knowledge. And my daughter is very happy with where we ended up! And the dad feels he will have marketable violin when and if she needs more in the future.
  4. Potter

    Collin-Mezin

    Thanks, great to know.
  5. Potter

    Collin-Mezin

    We brought home some bows already. She is liking a Sebastian Dirr.
  6. Potter

    Collin-Mezin

    Is there any public way (for fun) to look up or find a record confirming the attached serial number? Again, thanks everyone!
  7. Potter

    Collin-Mezin

    Thanks so much! The more she plays it the more attached she gets. She was very happy this morning when I said we were likely getting it. (Although briefly in tears over having to give up in trade her 3/4 Mittenwald.) Thanks in general for all the comments and information.
  8. Potter

    Collin-Mezin

    So here are pics. My daughter has reattached to this one.
  9. Potter

    Collin-Mezin

    Hers is turquoise with a pattern. No one is pushing anything, our own response to her growth and passion. We are not making any decision as an investment. Only what I described- having her 18 year old violinist self find a violin she had to have at a shop other than the one we bought from. So needing this intermediate violin to retain some value on the open market.
  10. Potter

    Collin-Mezin

    I meant to say out of those 30 violins the CM was #2 for her and the rest of us. (2 teachers, dad, mom, and her orchestra conductor.)
  11. Potter

    Collin-Mezin

    She has a very cool Tonareli she has been using for her 3/4.
  12. Potter

    Collin-Mezin

    She likes the one we have been talking about. We had 7 violins home this last weekend , they were selected from probably 30 or more at two shops. The Ficker is in relatively rough shape. Also she only hears what’s under her ear. So it seems like everyone would need others to listen in a performance space and chime in. i Guess I should have said she loves loves the Ficker. And she loves this one, too. We had a conversation this morning. A couple of teachers had voiced similar concern to her about the Ficker , though they liked the sound. The whole violin thing is disproportionally expensive for us. It’s a family priority. We live rurally, she has 2 teachers, one of which is an hour away. So if the same kid at 18 tells me she needs another level of violin, and it’s not available at the same shop, it becomes important that what we buy has some resale value.
  13. Potter

    Collin-Mezin

    There is a thread in the Auction scroll, 2017 titled Colin-Mezin Cello? If you scroll down there are photos of a couple opened CMs The 1908 looks similar, signature in same place, Label same except address, date handwritten on end of label. Serial number printed on small square of attached paper.