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So, in all honesty, I’ve only been playing stringed instruments for like two years. I found this violin for sale a little over a year ago on Craigslist.

it was originally posted for like $250 but I ended up talking the lady down to $150. The lady was trying to get rid of it and was just happy to get money for it I think. 

It’s a custom violin. Unlabeled. Has a dragon carving on the back and carvings in the scroll. I imagine it’s a Chinese instrument, but I don’t really know anything about this sort of topic. I was told it has a solid maple back and sides. I don’t know what the top is made of and neither did the lady. She had bought it for her daughter from some company that imports custom violins. Her daughter didn’t want it, so it had sat in a closet somewhere for years unused.

It had horrible strings on it, so I replaced them and also got a new tailpiece.

Does anyone know what it’s actually worth?

I’ve been thinking about selling it because I don’t play the violin much. My main instrument is the cello and the violin was just sort of a side project. 

When I first bought it, someone on this forum told me this is the same violin, is this true?https://www.ebay.com/itm/181848994592?_trkparms=ispr%3D1&hash=item2a570b7320:g:3y4AAOSwLiBeqyOj&amdata=enc%3AAQAFAAACgBaobrjLl8XobRIiIML1V4Imu%2Fn%2BzU5L90Z278x5ickk8Fd9si%2FIbtWQr%2BhnlRwjDfqC42EUzd6Rtg2ne5nyLOCaKQ3IAd%2BJGQM68jdWtpoL38icoKh064ZP75qHph%2BOwfk57mMnD14Lvl3IgS3ajnnZU8YIru1pgzG0%2FZrh1Pxs7q1PVd3AvT2%2BuVNl7OT1otTk1UuVhGH1mM7pnNVwM1Fb5ZIBfS85ZkFwXCITec35b4jD04CDrYmQEg3JRRSjOoF2lyeqwxQEuTHmz1P1jgFHT4Ze5VopUdk0lh4hRnwcJEPSqYGQ2MnbeNhCJ0rt0Jj6AlgKVAD4CqradVWHITl8au0m%2BDnHOwW4KHJIn4ZIwUE5%2Bv0s8aXmrpiC0P94h%2F4bjxDd8cxYDLsbtWPR75LpviBTqO3d8tdFPMcWwpVk76LBkangJ22rxTNGL7%2BjmuootVCm58zBfMs3kOjte86YX05eN%2BHadk4gSqIK6fF2duW9bICYySX3TlCRX3ZMRcWWGwidClntGENHIBZfP4C9X5jydwjbPe7XLvEvUXYvjLjWsebiuPoBOB5eWYz2yvFsqRW7Phzl%2FZOhvKMfnw%2FCT2tmBCCYzg4rCJOyrDotMLLeSfCr6S1sSRhrkBmSL9B1rbBEvqfIqo%2FtU5%2F7r92C7bPGyGl99QVIkyV7t5VAV71ESR9e6QZ0sxGIWa1DSpF0aaqYgV8AmIiJwX1knZbkCyqjVaWNB5R9XQERl1IQLYmGrdlrZ3%2FtUsoI9rt3i0pEyj%2F2U0m3m9cXHUiggC7xqiNrtOW25Z2agHFbv5CYfqYOeomc6VwzKLpVG9hBcpBjh%2BBb9SAAgreJJ7ZvHcU%3D|cksum%3A181848994592ce57fbc2ff9945769cda62ec22246681|ampid%3APL_CLK|clp%3A2334524









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3 minutes ago, Strad O Various Jr. said:

I would look on ebay to see what they are selling for, definitely Chinese and almost new, sell for a few hundred I believe.

The one on EBay is up for over a thousand. I don’t know if it’s the same violin or not though, it is just one that looks similar in style.

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