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My great grandfather made a hardanger fiddle in 1935 at the age of 85.It was made from material fom a bed and dressor brought from norway in 1876. I have a fiddle passed down to me and would like to know if it could be the same. how can i find out and if it has more than sentamental value

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It has no lables to be found inside but is very good detail

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Hi Douglas,

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

There's one part of your question that is a little confusing me. You say, "I have a fiddle passed down to me and would like to know if it could be the same." The same as what?

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the same one he made.
Musical Instrument Appraiser: twinb1201, Appraiser, Researcher replied 2 years ago

You wnt to know if the fiddle you have is the one your great grandfather made? I can value it for you, but there is no way to tell who made it without a label inside or other provenance. Do you still want me to value it for you?

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