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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: What is this old fiddle worth?

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matt67 - Posted - 03/21/2019:  21:35:52

Good Evening!
Would like to ask your opinion on what you think this fiddle is worth? And it says
antonius stradivarius cremonensis faciebat anno 1724 :)

UsuallyPickin - Posted - 03/22/2019:  07:49:04

Well .... thousands of old Strad copies were manufactured in Europe, mainly Germany, at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries. They were sold in catalogues from inexpensive at 5.00$ to expensive. Some were excellent and are played by pro fiddlers and violinists today. Most were entry level instruments. So your question can not be answered from a few pictures. You can take it to a violin shop and get and opinion or pay for a valuation and get that opinion in writing. It will not show it's potential until it has been setup and someone plays it. Which will require a fiscal investment on your part. Not to mention the bow needs new hair. That is another expense. Good Luck.... R/

matt67 - Posted - 03/22/2019:  09:47:50

Thank you for the detailed response Richard!

UsuallyPickin - Posted - 03/23/2019:  03:54:54

10-4 .R/

ChickenMan - Posted - 03/23/2019:  07:02:11

Don’t expect a high dollar value. Also It looks like there’s at least one crack in the top.

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