how do I know if is a real one?


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: FRIED AUG.GLASS

: VERFETIGH ANTONIUS STRADIUARIUS

: FIEST - FABRIKAT in CREMONA 1737

: THANK YOU

Friedrich August Glass was a member of the Glass family of violin makers in Klingenthal, germany. He worked between 1840 and 1855. The instruments made by that family are known for inferior varnish and a rather hard quality of tone.

It is not likely his violins would be copied or counterfeited, so your instrument is likely a real Glass -- but definitely not a real Strad.

Andy

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: FRIED AUG.GLASS

: VERFETIGH ANTONIUS STRADIUARIUS

: FIEST - FABRIKAT in CREMONA 1737

: THANK YOU

I had one of a 1732 Strad, from this maker, and his workmanship inside the violin was very good,way above average for mid 1800s.

Varnish is hard, but the tone is nice.

Sold for around 40.00 in 1920,when average fiddles were around 12.00.

Probably underated because of the varnish.

The Glass family,well respected,as were the Hopfs,

and were from Klingenthal,Germany, until the late 1800s

as far as I know, and you dont see that many originals,

lots of copies, especially Hopf.

Might want to have someone look at it close, and who

has seen the copies.

Let me know how it sounds,

Regards,

Mike Powell

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