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  1. Thanks Jacob! This is honestly my best guess too. It seems to have a little more character than usual, which definitely threw me off there.
  2. Accidentally discovered this violin on eBay. Looks nice at the first glance but since these are not good photos for id I can't conclude anything else. I am just posting this here for discussion. Really love the "wild" flames on the back though. Again I know these are not good photos but still curious what could this be? The usual?
  3. Stringcheese is right. Although To me that area on the back looks like remnants of a sticky tape or something like that, most likely superficial. Depending on whom you go to and what kind of fittings/service you choose, getting this violin to playable condition may still cost upwards of $400~$800. Old violins like this may have many hidden problems which may show themselves along the way. Definitely take it to a violin shop, and they will tell you what would be the best option. In my opinion, if you are starting from scratch, it is probably the best practice to get a new student violin from a local violin shop. They costs about the same and you won't need to worry about any condition issues.
  4. https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/msg/d/woodland-hills-violin-klotz-family-18th/7311844370.html Definitely try it in person at a violin shop to see whether if what the seller claims is true... Craiglist deals could be shady...
  5. IMO it looks like one of those "Klotz school" instruments. These photos look oddly familiar, as I have definitely seen this particular violin somewhere out there, probably on some online trading platforms. I'd say depending on what you are looking for. If you are looking for a quality instrument to play, avoid places such as ebay. If you know what you are doing, then go ahead...
  6. Maybe a month later, titled "Violin ID"
  7. Ha good for you! It must be a nightmare meeting one of those, well, in a violin.
  8. It looks like wasps really love these violin-shaped apartments!
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    For sure. I have revisited that video made by Ray Chen comparing a strad with a $69 violin so many times, just to admire the fact that how good that $69 violin sounded... in his hands. Although I also have an unspeakable talent that allows me to make a strad sound like a $69 violin.
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    And also what one has to compare it with .
  11. I agree. I started learning the violin on one of these kinds (an Amati-model Markie). Many of them actually sound quite nice, at least good enough for a beginner/intermediate student.
  12. That does make things more interesting. The body for sure looks like a Markie more than anything else to me though. I am wondering if this could be one of those "pretending to be French" violins that the maker happened to make the scrolls without the delta?
  13. Wooo... That is quite messed up. Now I really learned something new! Glad that April Fools' is over. Thanks for sharing Violadamore!
  14. Well I learned something new today. It looks like Riccardo Antoniazzi did not use any molds And apparently he had a workshop in Markneukirchen too. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/265107977101?mkevt=1&mkcid=1&mkrid=710-53481-19255-0&campid=5338722076&toolid=10001
  15. That is certainly interesting. I will give it a try some days!
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