maestramusica Posted April 15, 2005 Report Share Posted April 15, 2005 My sister, the acknowledged "Queen of the Thrift-Store Shoppers" found a violin in a local thrift-shop the other day. She paid $60.00 for it. The wood looks very nice, an amber-gold color all over. The sound post is missing There is a chip about 3/8" off the treble C-bout point. (There is NO daylight showing through the chipped point). It needs a bridge as well as strings. I now do find about a 1.5" gap in the seam between back plate and ribs right next to the neck button, open enough for maybe an exacto knife blade to slip into. The tailpiece is there as well as a Hill-style chinrest. There is no label visible through the f-holes. I suspect this should be a good back-up fiddle for me to use when leery of taking the "Baby" into a rough situation. This looks SO MUCH NICER and more mellowed than my 1968 Roth violin ever did. ( But not at all up to my Kriner Baby)I THINK it is probably 50+ years old. Is it worth the set-up fee? (for that matter, what is that likely to cost?) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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