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I have a violin that says its a copy of strat, but is made

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i have a violin that says its a copy of strat, but is made bt Erich P. the model i guess is 3011-C and the serial is 870397 written in ink, any thoughts?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Musical Instrument Appraisal
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
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Expert:  twinb1201 replied 9 months ago.

HiCustomer

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

Please tell me the exact wording on the label in your violin.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Erich Pfretzschner
MITTENWALD OBB.
19__ HANDMADE COPY OF
SERIAL ANTONIUS STRADIVARIUS MODEL
WEST GERMANYthe numbers 870397 are written in ink
Expert:  twinb1201 replied 9 months ago.

Thank you for this information,Customer

The label in your violin is a trademark of International strings of Mountainside, New Jersey. The trademark was registered in 1988 and abandoned in 1989. The company had the violins it sold made in West Germany.

If your violin is in very good condition with very good tone, its current retail (replacement or insurance) value is approximately $750. 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 $300, depending on location and actual condition.

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Expert:  twinb1201 replied 9 months ago.

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