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I have a 4/4 violin with a label that reads, "Joh.Bapt.Schweitzer fecit ad forman Antonii Stradiuarii Pestini 18__" ~ it is dark brown in color and looks very old. It also has a very skinny neck. I can't upload pictures/don't know how - and i know the lack of pictures make it hard to really tell anything but any advice would be greatly appreciated. I was told that it has a $5000 value but I personally would like to know if it is real or a copy
Hello all! I am an owner of a cello I would like to get some more information on before I sell it. The inner tag reads "Framus Georg Hellmer Copy of Stradivarius Made in West-Germany" I used it for a number of years [at least five or six] while I was a student up until 1999, as evidenced by the nicks and scrapes on it's body. Images of the cello here: http://imgur.com/a/LUTqQ I am also contacting what I assume to be something related to Framus, as this page lists my instrument, but provides no other information. http://www.framus-vintage.de/modules/modells/modells.php?classID=18&typeID=140-147,151-155,159&katID=4679&cl=EN So, I have a number of questions: Condition. How would you describe it, what would it take to remove the blemishes, and is that something that should be done before selling? I don't even know the etiquette for selling instruments, are "as-is" transactions generally frowned upon? I thought I had more questions, but at this time I'm drawing a blank. When trying to appraise an instrument, what questions are asked? Approximate value, and what it could approximately be sold to a private party for. Cellos have a huge range of values is the bulk of my understanding.