German or French Origin?


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I have played this unlabeled violin for 35 years after having purchased it privately from a woman whose husband played it for 55 years in orchestras. Some people have suggested it is French, others think it is German. I was wondering if any experts here might offer an opinion on it. Thanks in advance.

 

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Thanks for your replies! The long narrow Guarneri f-holes are an interesting artistic feature of this violin. The holes at the top of each f-hole are the smallest that I have ever seen on a full-size violin. I have not seen other violins with this particular pattern. I have wondered if this was a style of an individual maker,  shop, or region.

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