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Theodor Kreutzer Violin 1956
Danish Fiddler Jakob posted a topic in The PegboxGreetings. I was hoping to get some information on a violin i just bought. It is a German violin labelled Theodor Kreutzer. First of all i would like to know if anyone here knows this maker and secondly what kind of quality instruments he/they produced. The violin seems to be in pretty good condition besides from some minor scratches. To me it looks like it is well made, but i am no expert, so it would be nice to have your opinion on this violin. Finally if it is at all possible it would be nice to know what price range this violin might be in (im not selling it but it would be nice to know if i have to pay extra attention). I will look forward to see if anyone has some inputs. Pictures in the attached pdf. Best regards Jakob Theodor Kreutzer 1956.pdf
Help identifying german violin age and quality?
b_erin posted a topic in The PegboxHi, My husband bought me a 1st violin on eBay, but I've read here that usually it doesn't turn out well. We can return it in worst case. It was listed as an "antique Wilhelm Durrschmidt violin from Markneukirchen germany. On the inside of the violin the only label is stamped directly on the wood and reads "Wilh. Durrlshmidt Geigenbauer Markneukirchen i/S." admittedly that "l" may be an "s" on the durrschmidt stamp, no paper label. I wrote down on a piece of paper how the stamped label is laid out inside. Back is one piece, top is 2 piece. I have attached as many pictures as I could think of, please let me know if more are needed. I has a hard time getting pictures of interior construction, but it has wood blocks inside at the lower corners, as well as bandings that go around top and bottom that look like quarter rounds. Pegs, chinrest, tail piece and fingerboard are all ebony. I couldn't get all the pictures to attach so I uploaded them to an imgur albulm. http://imgur.com/gallery/gx0APV9 My questions are when was this likely made? Is it what it says it is? What quality is it? and any ideas on value? I'm worried my husband overpaid and I din't want to spend the $ to have it set up if it's going to be lousy.
Violin identification and valuation book suggestions
Goffriller posted a topic in The PegboxHi everyone! I've been interested for many years in the identification of old violins and have recently started buying and reselling them. I have a great interest in the history of violins and love browsing auction sites and violin shops comparing different makers, styles, etc. I was wondering if you had any suggestions for books talking about violin identification (by school and maker) as well as the current market value of the instruments. I have heard of the Red Book but was wondering what you thought would be the best books to learn identification and valuation from. Thanks for your help!