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My name is ***** *****, and I am trying to find out what my

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Customer: My name is ***** *****, and I am trying to find out what my late mother's violin is worth. The label, which is dirty and hard to make out says Mathias Hornsteiner Geigenmacher. Mittenwald is also on the label as well as Anno 1816.
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Customer: My mom played the instrument for years and I always thought it had a very nice tone.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Musical Instrument Appraisal
Expert:  twinb1201 replied 1 year ago.

Hi,

My name is ***** ***** I'm happy to help.

Your violin is a workshop instrument, made n a factory in Mittenwald, Germany, around the turn of the 20th century. Many factories operated there, making thousands of these instruments, mostly for export. They are still considered good student instruments today (not for concert performers).

If your violin is in very good condition with very good tone, its current retail (replacement or insurance) value is approximately $900. If you were to sell it, you could expect to get the fair market (private sale or auction) value of approximately 40% of the retail amount, or $360, depending on location and actual condition.

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Expert:  twinb1201 replied 1 year ago.

Hi,

I am just checking in to see if you have any additional questions about your item?

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