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I have an old violin, very old. has no label inside. I have a feeling that it Stradivarius. there are a few details, such as color, density wood, asymmetry, insert the pins, button, under the neck, in the middle of an oval shape with "f", various symmetrical additives in the middle: square and oval. in the middle of the black border is marked on the bottom plate, 1.5 cm from the edge. language at the neck is black circuit. on the head seen from the inner side of the selected print, round, with the key inside the hole. on the one hand, the screw letter "G". back plate corrugated, non-planar back plate imprinted letters, the gut like subtitles overlapping, or that give this impression. in the middle of the ball, loosely pending. Violin sound great, amazing. whether it can be Strad?

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I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that it is very, very unlikely that you have a Stradivari violin.  However, maybe you have a really fine violin, but you would have to provide images of your violin here for anyone to respond with any useful information.  Because you have only made one post, you will be unable to post images into this thread directly, but if you could put images on an internet site that can host your images, and post a link to the images here, then the experts here (I am not one of them) could probably give you an idea of what you have.  Take clear photos of the top, back, scroll from the side, perhaps close ups of the corners...if you look at others' posting of violin images on the site, you can get an idea of what people would need to see.

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Now without a varnish.... wood still has a color, amazing.. Inside is exactly like on a scan:

http://blogs.loc.gov/loc/files/2011/12/Betts-front-detail-best2-copy.jpg&w=1526&h=881&ei=YLoUU96WJcLNygO0zYHABg&zoom=1

 

Its not really amazing. Someone has taken all of the varnish off the back right up to the button. What is fascinating is they didn't do the button. Its hard to tell what happened to the top but there is at least some varnish still there and on the ribs. Soundpost crack poorly repaired, looks open. Probably explains the fabulous sound. Had a lady a few weeks ago exclaim how beautiful her violin sounded, and half the bassbar was loose!

 

Not entirely sure how the inside of the Betts was grafted to your violin?

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Violins were in very bad condition. I am not  hurry with their renovation, this is not for sale. I remove old varnish with linseed oil and resin. Only naturals components. I am working to finish my work, but thans for comments about it. The violin were never opened. 

About CT scan: Inside Is the same oval element. It seems that on the scan image is a mirror image. On the bass bar is another, small, convex dot, I'm not sure how well I can see on the association the letter "A". This  is somewhere in the middle of the bass bar, from side the same as the sound post. Another is also pictures of rings, are very well visible tree rings on the front plate. Quite close to each other. Work on finishes continues, will be varnish oil, linseed oil plus resin. Very simple, but the best for me and for wood. 

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It's not a Strad!

 

"Inside Is the same oval element." The oval element that you refer to is a soundpost patch, and is a repair that's commonly done for a soundpost crack.

 

"I remove old varnish with linseed oil and resin." Typically, removing the original varnish from a violin will destroy it's value. Just like any antique, if it's in original condition, it's worth MUCH more than if its been refinished.

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The only Strad I have ever played was a late one (1734, if I recall correctly) that apparently did not have its original scroll.  Yeah, thank goodness the OP does not have an actual Stradivari!!  I can't imagine the health effects on MN participants with the collective blood pressure rise as a result of someone stripping the varnish off a Strad! 

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While on the topic of devaluing old violins what's the worst that's been done to a strad on purpose, repair/restoration wise? Do all known strads have original scrolls?

The worst I know of was a Strad which had been completely revarnished; it was being sold at Sotheby's.  I don't know if that would qualify as "on purpose."  Since Strads can look pretty nice with very little varnish, pretty much just the ground  left, I'd think it would have been better not to do anything.  Maybe there was a reason why it HAD to have new varnish, but I can't imagine what reason that would be.  (Incidentally, I would have no way of knowing if Sotheby's was right that it was a Strad, or what the history of the violin was.) 

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This. Except you put it more nicely than i would have.

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While on the topic of devaluing old violins what's the worst that's been done to a strad on purpose, repair/restoration wise?

http://www.maestronet.com/forum/index.php?/topic/328923-early-strad/?hl=tiger#entry594173

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. No one in their right mind would start messing with something they thought was a Strad.

Since when has posting on MN been an indicator of sanity? :lol:

 

Thanks, Joel :)   If someone would do that, and someone else would strip it off, they'd likely do anything.

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