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I would like to know if anyone would know to say something about this violin ... I have had this instrument for a few years and I always wanted to know something about it ... I am not a trader. whoever sold this instrument to me years ago told me it was quite old. thank you so much.

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Hi,

I am not an expert, so disregard what I say, but until they turn up i will say what i see.

Its not an "Antonio Stradivarius" even though it has the initials "AS". :) I seem to remember seeing a violin with the same initials at some point. The scroll looks quite crude. I am guessing that it might be early 19th century german,but thats just speculation, I am not sure.

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1 hour ago, Strad O Various Jr. said:

Quite possibly a one off hand made by one maker instrument, could be made almost anywhere, the f holes and scroll are a bit crude for German production work IMHO but I could be wrong

Yeah, I went for early 19th century before production work really started for that reason. Now i am  looking at the purfling corners and thinking that I do not recall seeing  those in German work before. And the back wood is an unusual Maple. Hmmmm

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4 hours ago, GeorgeH said:

Those ffs are badly modified. The rib joins are BoB. The button looks grafted.

Looks like "the usual" with many poorly executed "repairs."

Maybe i do not pay enough attention to my lessons here, but that arching looks far from normal for any "usual" that I have seen. Its very high, and the two planes of the ff's are not parallel as in the normal ff's that you see on the "usual".

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3 hours ago, Delabo said:

that arching looks far from normal for any "usual" that I have seen. Its very high, and the two planes of the ff's are not parallel as in the normal ff's that you see on the "usual".

It is hard to tell much about the arching from the pictures provided, but it does not look different from a usual garden variety to me. The mangled ffs may give an illusion of higher arching, but it does not look high at all in the profile picture of the body. 

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3 minutes ago, José Carlos said:

I can send more detailed photos of the instrument ... just tell me how to take the photos and what angles someone would need to better appreciate the shapes of this instrument ... thanks

Hi @José Carlos

Please follow the photography guide below for the best chances of identification.

Thanks,

Shelbow

 

 

 

 

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