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Vethen
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This is currently my only old violin, claiming to be a Vuillaume copy, but I'm not sold that it goes further than the stamp/fake label. The instrument was recently set up and repaired to be in playing condition after being out of order for a very long time (came to me with open seams and the tailpiece glued to the top!) After being on the forums for a small amount of time (very small compared to the lifespan of a violin) I can guess the most likely answer to where the violin was made, but thought I'd ask anyway, just got my picture posting privilege so might as well use it ;) while the instrument was at my local luthier, the original fittings (ebony) were removed and you can see that the violin has pins holding the neck and tail blocks in place (wooden pins, not nails.) I tried to picture the areas I noticed people normally ask for, if I missed something in my inexpert photoshoot, feel free to ask for it, but I doubt it'll be necessary. Thanks for looking!

Also, my apologies that the photos are upside down, guess I'm not 100% proficient with an Ipad.

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I am curious as well about the light purfling. It is very noticeable in person as well. Oddly enough it seems as if the wood between the two faded black layers is even brighter than the rest of the instrument. I look forward to the input of our knowledgable members.

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I am curious as well about the light purfling. It is very noticeable in person as well. Oddly enough it seems as if the wood between the two faded black layers is even brighter than the rest of the instrument. I look forward to the input of our knowledgable members.

I will dare to guess: the superficially stained (maybe using some vegetable stains or tea or God knows what) dark layer has faded over time. The fact that the central strip is brighter that the rest of the instrument is not strange, I'd say. Why not? That strip has not to be made from spruce.

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