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old sears fiddle

Posted by David Wesley on Wednesday, March 22, 2017

I saw where they were talking about the old fiddles sold at sears and roebuck in the early 1900's.    I happen to have one,  I was trying to learn to play with it until I couldn't handle my carpal tunnel.   It use to belong to my grandfather who was born in 1882 and my dad got it when he died.    My dad use to tell me how much he use to play it.    I don't know the date it was bought but definitely before my dad was born which was 1931.   They said most of them have fallen apart, this one is still together and plays good.   I had a friend play amazing grace with it at my dad's funeral.    I don't expect they are worth much,  200 bucks, but I was wondering what anyone knew of the violins from that timeline made at Sears,  the wood, who made them, etc. 

5 comments on “old sears fiddle”

nfritzjr Says:
Friday, April 21, 2017 @1:41:56 PM

Pictures? be cool to see.

David Wesley Says:
Monday, April 24, 2017 @4:39:17 AM

I'll get a few soon and send them out, any special angles and views you like or just a front shot

David Wesley Says:
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 @4:58:44 AM

added pictures, in case you are wondering the lines on the neck are painters tape I put on to know where to fret, I did the best I could at adding the pictures, hope I did it right

Humbled by this instrument Says:
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 @7:21:14 PM

Now I'm curious. I thought these fiddles in good condition were worth a bit more than 200, but I'll have to check on that.

David Wesley Says:
Thursday, July 13, 2017 @5:06:09 AM

thanks ;^)

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