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Feb 19, 2024 - 4:10:34 PM
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51 posts since 1/9/2024

Saw this online, looks pretty. Since its Copie De, i assume this is made in France. I think from my research, its made after 1957 when companies start to put "copy of". The symbol is JTL

your thoughts please?


Edited by - yoyogogo on 02/19/2024 17:53:26

Feb 20, 2024 - 9:53:46 AM
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287 posts since 11/26/2013

All one could say from these pics is

  • Its violin shaped
  • Has 4 strings
  • Made of wood
  • comes with 2 bows and a case
  • Has a label in it

  Close up pics of the scroll,  C-bouts with corners and purfling,  wood grain structure of front and back, and as many other pics you can get, will allow a much better idea of the worth and source of this fiddle.  Put very little faith in labels, one of the most faked things in the music world.  

Feb 20, 2024 - 6:38:34 PM

1541 posts since 3/1/2020

It’s hard to discern much from these photos. If you can get some at better resolution showing the top, back, and scroll, it will make it a bit easier.

The label suggests JTL, but, as already mentioned by wrench13, labels are no guarantee. There are real JTL violins but there are also a lot of German violins that have had phony labels put in. It’s the details of the working style that determine the origin.

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