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I have a hand made violin. the signature on the inside looks
I have a hand made violin. the signature on the inside looks to be S V Gorhain LaFayette, IL 1919 It is handwritten. Am I reading the name right? I cannot find any history on it. … read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
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I have an violin which was purchased in Italy in the '60's.
I have an violin which was purchased in Italy in the '60's. The label inside first line says "Copy of" Second Line says "Niclaus Amatus fecit" third Line "in Cremona 1628" the last two numbers are han… read more
Wayne
Wayne
Bachelor's Degree
3,273 satisfied customers
I have a violin that I believe is a reproduction/copy of a
Hi! I have a violin that I believe is a reproduction/copy of a Nicolo Amati, made by Karl Max Ficker (my best guess, there is what appears to be a burned in "KF" inside of a triangle stamped above the… read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
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I am curious about a 1535 Caspar de Salo bresica violin I
I am curious about a 1535 Caspar de Salo bresica violin I have in fair shape. I can't determine if it is real as marked, … read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
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Bachelor's Degree/Graduate Chef's Diploma
9,619 satisfied customers
I have a very old violin I purchased 50 years ago from an 80
I have a very old violin I purchased 50 years ago from an 80 year old co-worker. It's in an original wooden case with bow. Inside, the name (GIOVANNI PAOLO MAGGINI) is stamped into the wood. There is … read more
Steven-R
Steven-R
Master's Degree
2,382 satisfied customers
Hello I have a violin my Great Grandfather played with a paper
Hello I have a violin my Great Grandfather played with a paper label inside which states Giovan Paolo Maggini Brescia 16 made in Japan. Can you give me any history that I could share with my Grandfath… read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
Appraiser, Researcher
Bachelor's Degree/Graduate Chef's Diploma
9,619 satisfied customers
I was wondering if you have any information on a old violin
I was wondering if you have any information on a old violin marked De Giovanni Paulo (special orchestra violin). It also says Fadrioante Saxony and fil anno. There is a mother of pearl flower with red… read more
Kim D.
Kim D.
Antique Expert
208 satisfied customers
hi just wondering what my grandfathers old violin is and how
hi just wondering what my grandfathers old violin is and how much it may be worth. Its in bad condition but in its original case and the lable on the inside reads " Antonius Stradiuarius Cremonenfis" … read more
Appraiser Alan AOA C
Appraiser Alan AOA C
Certified & Licensed Adjuster/ Appraiser
All Organizational & Government Required Courses
1,342 satisfied customers
I am wondering if an old violin I have (flea market find) is
I am wondering if an old violin I have (flea market find) is worth repairing. It has a crack in the heel. The violin has an old label inside which says, "Antonius Stradinarius Cre" before the label gi… read more
Appraiser Alan AOA C
Appraiser Alan AOA C
Certified & Licensed Adjuster/ Appraiser
All Organizational & Government Required Courses
1,342 satisfied customers
I have a volin--the paper inside to the best of my knowledge
I have a volin--the paper inside to the best of my knowledge says--Fvied.Vita.Blaf.verfertiatnad Antonius Straduarius fies facibatin cremona An 1736--it is in a wood coffin type case--how much is it w… read more
Kim D.
Kim D.
Antique Expert
208 satisfied customers
I have a antique violin that my grandfather brought over from
I have a antique violin that my grandfather brought over from the old country (his term not mine). He died at age 95 when I was 14 and I am 65 now. I have the bow, and case also. On the inside it says… read more
Kim D.
Kim D.
Antique Expert
208 satisfied customers
I have a violin inscribed inside with Antonius Stradivarius
I have a violin inscribed inside with Antonius Stradivarius Cermonentis (or fis, hard to read) Faireat Anno 1734. Where can I get it appraised?… read more
Kim D.
Kim D.
Antique Expert
208 satisfied customers
I have received from my father a violin handed down from his
I have received from my father a violin handed down from his family from Eastern Ohio. It is in an old blue felt lined black violin case, with one bow clipped in top of case, violin is in one piece bu… read more
Kim D.
Kim D.
Antique Expert
208 satisfied customers
I would like to know the value of my violin? The writing inside
I would like to know the value of my violin? The writing inside says: Antonius Stradiuarius Cremintonfis Fabjebal Auno 1721.… read more
Kim D.
Kim D.
Antique Expert
208 satisfied customers
I have a viola which I have had for 40 years but it was very
I have a viola which I have had for 40 years but it was very old when I received it. It has the mark inside "copy of antonius stradivarius faciebat cremona 1713", etc etc it has the PRINTED date "1713… read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
Appraiser, Researcher
Bachelor's Degree/Graduate Chef's Diploma
9,619 satisfied customers
details inside say as usual stradivarius etc ,but on the base
details inside say as usual stradivarius etc ,but on the base the knob holding the string holder is wooden,is this normal?… read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
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Bachelor's Degree/Graduate Chef's Diploma
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I have a Jacobus Stainer in Ablam prope Pempontum dated 1631
I have a Jacobus Stainer in Ablam prope Pempontum dated 1631 with the last two numbers appearing different to the others. It is what I consider to be original condition with obvious marks of wear. It … read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
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Bachelor's Degree/Graduate Chef's Diploma
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