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Couldn’t resist this fiddle and I was able to sneak into the house undetected by the wife.  Looks like a very clean early 1900’s German violin. Any thoughts to what shop?  I’m going to throw on some new strings and give it a go tonight. 

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16 minutes ago, Violadamore said:

I don't know what you have here, but IMHO it isn't "the usual".  Is there a label, or any visible markings inside?

When you get it strung up, how does it sound?  :)

I thought it  sounded amazing tonight. I still have to play around with the best strings to match to it.   It would even sound more amazing in somebody’s hands that can play better than myself :-). I’m really a piano/guitar player but a violin collector enthusiast. The problem is I started collecting guitars and pianos and they take too much room up in the house so I switched to violins. However, I do agree with you that this is not the usual and a very nice fiddle. I scoped it again tonight and struck out looking for any type of branding.  I could still be missing something inside even with the scope  

 

 

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The internal coating could be Beize (stain), maybe combined with some oil, propolis or whatever they liked to apply. Looks like a better Markneukirchen/Schönbach fiddle from the early 1900s. If there are "real" upper blocks, sort of fake blendings or none doesn't really matter for anything, it's still a built on the back.

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7 hours ago, Blank face said:

The internal coating could be Beize (stain), maybe combined with some oil, propolis or whatever they liked to apply. Looks like a better Markneukirchen/Schönbach fiddle from the early 1900s. If there are "real" upper blocks, sort of fake blendings or none doesn't really matter for anything, it's still a built on the back.

Thanks for the input!  I always have a hard time on corners and these are quite clean and it’s difficult to see any pinch and file lines. 

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