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Feb 3, 2019 - 2:32:12 PM
3 posts since 2/3/2019

I found this listing on Craigslist for $80 US dollars. It doesn't have a label. It's missing a sound-post, a bridge and a chin-rest. I thought it might be fun to get it as a fixer upper, and I think it's quite pretty. Do you think it would be worth it?






Feb 3, 2019 - 3:27:51 PM

1517 posts since 8/27/2008

Sure. I don't see any obvious cracks or anything. It's hard to tell too much from those pictures. Others are way more informed than me when it comes to provenance. It might not take much more than a bridge and sound post to be playable. Looks decent. Good luck with it.

Edited by - Brian Wood on 02/03/2019 15:29:47

Feb 3, 2019 - 4:38:46 PM

lapsteel

Canada

70 posts since 11/26/2016

Folks spend more on supper.
I would jump on it.
It would be great fun to fix up !

Feb 3, 2019 - 5:16:23 PM

gapbob

USA

591 posts since 4/20/2008

I cannot really tell, but it looks like there is a neck graft, which would not be done on a worthless violin.  But then again, scratch grafts have been used to fake them.

Edited by - gapbob on 02/03/2019 17:16:55

Feb 3, 2019 - 6:57:35 PM

3 posts since 2/3/2019

Okay, thanks everybody, I think I'll go for it!

Feb 4, 2019 - 2:39:40 PM

2209 posts since 12/23/2007

Make sure it is full size.....if it ends up being a fractional, you will have a hard time reselling it.

Feb 4, 2019 - 2:49:38 PM

3 posts since 2/3/2019

Okay, I'll make sure, thanks!

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