What is the value of a 1900 Felix Savart violin?
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Hi Tom,Thanks for choosing Just Asnwer.What size is your violin? What does the wood look like? Is there anything else listed on the tag?Thanks,Diana
Length is approximately 23 3/4 inches. Widest point is near the chin rest, and is 8 inches. Fingerboard is 10 5/8 inches long. Fingerboard is dark wood, perhaps ebony. The four tuning pegs are also a dark wood, perhaps ebony. There are two "clef" openings on the head. Both the head and the back are raised in the middle. The wood of the body appears to be a "honey maple" in color, but the head has darkened more than the rest of the instrument. The label inside, and clearly visible to read, has three printed lines and one pencil inscription. The label has the following:First line: "Felix Savart"Second line: "French Tone Violin"Third line: "Anno 1900"Handwritten on the lower left of the label in pencil: "1914"Would appreciate hearing back from you.Tom Harding
Hi Tom.Thanks for the great information. Let me check on it and I'll be back with some information for you. =)~Diana
Hi Tom.These violins are based on work done by Felix Savart. He was a great craftsman during the 1800s. He actually created the box design found on some styles. These were made to carry on the tradition of his past designs. Based on my records, it should have a current secondary market value in the range of about $450 to $600.You'll definitely get a higher value through a private sale instead of selling to a dealer or even through an auction.I would check with local music shops. Guitar Center usually does well by sellers and they carry quite a bit more than just guitars and drums. I've always had great luck with local/indie type of music shops if you don't want to try dealing with a chain like Guitar Center. Most shops will sell on consignment and just take a percentage of your final sale, plus they'll know if anyone is looking for a viloin like yours.As far as auctions go, it really depends on the people bidding. Generally, private sales and items sold through music stores, tend to go higher. They can go as much as 15% to 30% higher. The internet for being as connected as it is, also means you deal with more competition than if you try to sell locally.Craigslist is decent because it's free. You can also see about advertising at a local college. This would be a fantastic addition for a music major.
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