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Stefan Hersch has asked me to post the following information on his behalf :

 

Dear Martin

I would appreciate if you could post this on Maestronet with the understanding that we will not enter into a Q and A on the forum, but I would like to set the record straight.

 

1. My partners and I together discovered the violin at Skinners referenced in the postings. I have not ever claimed otherwise.

 

2. We did submit it to various experts including Charles Beare who confirm its authorship as being by GDG.

 

3. The violin is NOT for sale and there has been and is no plan in the forseeable future for it to be for sale.

 

4. I can't comment on other people's choice of violins but I have a pretty good selection from which to choose and I choose to play on this one, preferring it by a margin to other classic instruments we have around. That said, it wasn't sounding as well until Michael put it right: expert setup counts for a lot.

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Stefan Hersch has asked me to post the following information on his behalf :

 

Dear Martin

I would appreciate if you could post this on Maestronet ...............

3. The violin is NOT for sale and there has been and is no plan in the forseeable future for it to be for sale.

 

4. I can't comment on other people's choice of violins but I have a pretty good selection from which to choose and I choose to play on this one.................

I find it heartwarming that folks in the "big leagues" sometimes do this too.  Congratulations on your new violin.  :)

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Another acquaintance road-tested it at the shop in Chicago but didn't like it - to be fair, he has been looking for a violin for several years and doesn't like anything! He had the loan of an Amati while at conservatoire, which is something of a curse ...

 

Then, we probably shouldn't mention his "opinion" - it's not worth that much.

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Stefan Hersch has asked me to post the following information on his behalf :

 

Dear Martin

I would appreciate if you could post this on Maestronet with the understanding that we will not enter into a Q and A on the forum, but I would like to set the record straight.

 

1. My partners and I together discovered the violin at Skinners referenced in the postings. I have not ever claimed otherwise.

 

2. We did submit it to various experts including Charles Beare who confirm its authorship as being by GDG.

 

3. The violin is NOT for sale and there has been and is no plan in the forseeable future for it to be for sale.

 

4. I can't comment on other people's choice of violins but I have a pretty good selection from which to choose and I choose to play on this one, preferring it by a margin to other classic instruments we have around. That said, it wasn't sounding as well until Michael put it right: expert setup counts for a lot.

"Horse's mouth" stuff indeed!

Thanks Martin for setting the record straight.

Some privacy is being requested.

I am not sure exactly what 'not ever claimed otherwise' means.

"Preferred by a margin" - nice to have a del Gesu to pick up for a gig when casting one's eye about for a fiddle.

So I guess that means end of discussion?

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So I guess that means end of discussion?

 

End of the discussion, maybe, but probably not end of the story.

 

Good to hear some first hand informations. Though it's definitely not my concern or business, it would be highly interesting, to find out how this "important" violin has become a forgotten (deliberate or casual?) sleeper, who were the former owners and what happened to them.

 

I'm guessing, that's what the actual owners are researching now (I would do), and it might be a reason, why it's not for sale.

 

Let's wait if there will be a sequel.

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Though it's definitely not my concern or business, it would be highly interesting, to find out how this "important" violin has become a forgotten (deliberate or casual?) sleeper, who were the former owners and what happened to them.

The current owners obviously would prefer little further attention drawn to the fiddle at this time which is their prerogative.

Depending on how it is presented should it appear on the open market at some future date

the thoughts of the owners immediately previous to the auction might also be 'highly interesting'..................

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The current owners obviously would prefer little further attention drawn to the fiddle at this time which is their prerogative.

Depending on how it is presented should it appear on the open market at some future date

the thoughts of the owners immediately previous to the auction might also be 'highly interesting'..................

The present owners purchased the violin at auction. The auction house is who should be worried. They probably have some excellent clause in the contract that renders them blameless.

 

But...Hersh and Darnton recognized it. In a picture. Posters in the thread mention looking at it in person and not giving it a second look. If anyone, the auction house, or their "expert(s)", should be concerned, but the guys in Chicago obviously know their stuff.

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