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Apr 22, 2021 - 5:13:20 PM
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138 posts since 4/2/2019

This violin was just posted on Facebook marketplace for $100. “Needs some work”


 

Apr 22, 2021 - 5:46:02 PM
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1790 posts since 12/11/2008

Yeah, I do see the intent here. The player just needs/wants a shorter scale.

Apr 23, 2021 - 6:32:22 AM
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5117 posts since 9/26/2008

That is just some half assed rigging to make it look "right" it looks in no way playable. The strings are barely tight, just enough to keep the bridge up.

Apr 23, 2021 - 6:52:25 AM

138 posts since 4/2/2019

I would have liked to see the violin, out of curiosity, but for some reason Facebook Marketplace showed me this listing that was well outside my filter setting of 50 miles.

Apr 23, 2021 - 10:54:15 AM
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389 posts since 3/1/2020

Most likely a parent bought that violin for a child who didn’t play it, so it sat for a long time. When they decided to get rid of it they opened the case and found that the tailgut had broken, so a parent decided to try a “quick fix” and came up with that lovely tailgut-substitute. They would almost certainly have had no idea where the bridge belonged, hence the ridiculous placement. You can tell the violin was not a serious pursuit for the seller.

Apr 23, 2021 - 2:39:20 PM
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9054 posts since 3/19/2009

I'll bet that it has NEVER been played........

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