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Could this perchance have been a sales sample? because "Spezial Antertigung" translates to "Special manufacture"

Perhaps some factory or luthier wanted to have weisshaar distribute these instruments for them.

That would explain why "a bridge has never set foot on it".

 

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42 minutes ago, Mat Roop said:

Could this perchance have been a sales sample? because "Spezial Antertigung" translates to "Special manufacture"

Perhaps some factory or luthier wanted to have weisshaar distribute these instruments for them.

That would explain why "a bridge has never set foot on it".

 

Very interesting. If so, would a sales sample be of lesser quality or unusable?

Regarding the bridge, there is a small rub spot where the bridge would have been.

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8 hours ago, Mat Roop said:

Could this perchance have been a sales sample? because "Spezial Antertigung" translates to "Special manufacture"

Terms such as "Special manufacture" or "Special Copy" have been found in violin labels for a long time.

To me, the OP's violin looks like it could have come from the Gliga workshop.

 

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8 hours ago, Jonathan21 said:

Very interesting. If so, would a sales sample be of lesser quality or unusable?

 

No...  the sales sample is always the "best of the bunch" or better. It is intended to impress.

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14 hours ago, Mat Roop said:

No...  the sales sample is always the "best of the bunch" or better. It is intended to impress.

Makes sense. Good to know. Thank you.

10 hours ago, PhilipKT said:

You should remove the strings and tailpiece before the tailpiece damages the finish.

And it probably had a bridge or the strings wouldn’t be there anyway.

not a bad looking fiddle, for all that.

Okay. I'll remove them. Thank you.

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