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FWIW...as it is...maybe worth $50?

New strings are also ~$50...and you need to spend that to find out if it's even playable.

And...if it's playable - it might be worth $250.

...and that's only if there are no open seams or other repairs...and if it doesn’t need a new bridge/soundpost (somewhat hard to tell, what with the bridge being tucked under the tailpiece and all :ph34r: )...

(And no...the bows aren't worth anything either other than plant stakes...)

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12 hours ago, Brad Dorsey said:

It is a cheap mass-produced student or rental grade violin.  Probably made in Germany about 1950 to 1980.  Violins like this often have E R Pfretzschner labels.

Not that it were something to argue about, but I suspect that the op violin is one from the violin factory in Szeged in South Hungary pre fall of the “iron curtain”

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2 hours ago, jacobsaunders said:

Not that it were something to argue about, but I suspect that the op violin is one from the violin factory in Szeged in South Hungary pre fall of the “iron curtain”

This violin has a very strong hollow / recess in the wood, along the entire purfling line (found on many instruments). Is it characteristic of some technique / region / master?

PS: You remember my Fischer, it was completely flat in these places.

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This violin has a very strong hollow / recess in the wood, along the entire purfling line (found on many instruments). 
Others have a more flattened place ... I'm just talking about the purfling line.

Is it characteristic of some technique / region / master?

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13 minutes ago, Renegade said:

This violin has a very strong hollow / recess in the wood, along the entire purfling line (found on many instruments). 
Others have a more flattened place ... I'm just talking about the purfling line.

Is it characteristic of some technique / region / master?

No, the technical term is “fluting” and it varies in all geographies

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And it was enough not to answer or write - hi, man, no one understands what you are writing about... you probably lack professional vocabulary... - and not write evasively twice, and the third time, "probably" offend me.

I apologize to everyone I have offended by my ignorance.

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16 hours ago, Renegade said:

I apologize to everyone I have offended by my ignorance.

You should study the violin construction vocabulary a bit more before posting. Your posts seem to be pretty confusing (even I, being a Slovak, I tried with little luck to decipher what a Polish guy could think when writing those sentences in English). Don't take their words as rude. Humour on this site may be a bit pub-style sometimes.

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9 minutes ago, HoGo said:

You should study the violin construction vocabulary a bit more before posting. Your posts seem to be pretty confusing (even I, being a Slovak, I tried with little luck to decipher what a Polish guy could think when writing those sentences in English). Don't take their words as rude. Humour on this site may be a bit pub-style sometimes.

Hi, your words helped me a lot. 
...And you are right about my Slavic character (this is the Hard version) :/
I feel terrible since yesterday.
I barely signed up for this Forum, and already (most likely) offended Jakub. I feel pathetic.
You don't even know how much, I've spent the last few days reading older entries (phew). I learn diligently, and if you compare my first entries, e.g. with today's one (Klingenthal) ... I can see the progress myself. (... as for the vocabulary and presentation of the topic)

Thank you again...

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