Jeny Mahon Posted February 2, 2020 Report Share Posted February 2, 2020 I will start by saying I only paid $275 mostly because the photos made me think the bow that came with it was silver mounted (it is not) and nicer than it turned out to be. Although I am happy with the fiddle which looks a lot better in person than in the crappy ebay photos, and I like it, pegbox repair and all. The back measures 355. According to the seller in Algonquin, IL they took it to the "local violin shop" who said it was German, had a sweet sound and was easy to play. From what I can see through the f holes, there is zero indication it ever had a label. The varnish is nice, a gold ground with red on top. I took the photos out on my deck and the colors were great in that light but my cell phone camera didn't capture it very well. It looks like it has a 1 piece lower rib. When I bring it to my friend's shop, my selling point will be that he has to do no work on it, and at least the crack on top isn't a soundpost crack for once I will no doubt end up keeping it for myself, with the short neck and fine tuners it's just what I need. At least I'm getting practice with my fiddle photography? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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