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Old Violin and Bow Identification


Nathan Gonzales
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Hi

I have my grandfathers violin here which his grandfather bought secondhand around 1890.

Does anyone know the aprox age or country?

It has painted purfling and no corner blocks.

The sound post and nut are missing, I think the nut was ivory.

Thanks

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The violin looks to be something basic from Schonbach. I can't think it's any older than 1890 at best. With the cracks and all that worm, the condition is poor.

It may be possible to repair that bow, but a broken head devalues them significantly. From a financial viewpoint, it may not be worth doing.

 

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2 hours ago, Wood Butcher said:

The violin looks to be something basic from Schonbach. I can't think it's any older than 1890 at best. With the cracks and all that worm, the condition is poor.

It may be possible to repair that bow, but a broken head devalues them significantly. From a financial viewpoint, it may not be worth doing.

 

Oh ok thanks,  yeah we've been told that the violin isn't worth fixing, we were just wondering what country it came from and how old it was and thought we could just get a sound post, nut and strings and just use it as it is.

It was lent to someone in around the 1950s or 1960s and came back in this condition with bora in it.

The case was got later.

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19 hours ago, Nathan Gonzales said:

Also does anyone know about the bow?

It has Bausch written on the side.

Would it be worth fixing?

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The bow appears to be silver mounted, and presumably pernambuco. Thus, it does have value, and can be a good player if adequately repaired and restored. However, to repair a broken head is costly, e.g., usually north of $300 for a spline repair.

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8 hours ago, zhiyi_zhang617 said:

The bow appears to be silver mounted, and presumably pernambuco. Thus, it does have value, and can be a good player if adequately repaired and restored. However, to repair a broken head is costly, e.g., usually north of $300 for a spline repair.

How much do you think it would be worth when fixed? 

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