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I have a violin that has been in my family for close to 100
I have a violin that has been in my family for close to 100 years … read more
Glenda B.
Glenda B.
Antique Musical Instrument Appraiser
College
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I have the opportunity to purchase what appears to be a very
hello. I have the opportunity to purchase what appears to be a very old violin. I'm curious if there is a way to tell if it is authentic … read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
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Bachelor's Degree
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We have a violin marked inside as Januarius filius Gagliano
Hi, yes we have a violin marked inside as Januarius filius Gagliano Alexandri fecit Neap with a year either 1702 or 1792 and was trying to look it up … read more
ExpertAppraiser
ExpertAppraiser
Appraiser
Master's Degree
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Mine says "JANUARIUS GAGLIANO FILIUS ALEXANDRI FECIT NEAP.
Mine says "JANUARIUS GAGLIANO FILIUS ALEXANDRI FECIT NEAP. 1732" So it must be a copy but there is nothing else written inside. Bought by my grandfather for my father in the 30s. My dad was in the NYU… read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
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Bachelor's Degree
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We have an old family violin that was brought over from Norway
We have an old family violin that was brought over from Norway in 1865. Inside it there is a label that says: Januarius Gagliano filius Alexandri fecit Neap. 1770 Made in Germany. Would this be a work… read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
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Bachelor's Degree
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I inherited a violin with the tag Alexandri Gagliano fecit
I inherited a violin with the tag Alexandri Gagliano fecit Nepoli 17_2. I think the date was 1702 from memory. The tag is in bad condition, but you can make out these words.… read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
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Bachelor's Degree
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Old violin, label reads; Franciicus Stradivarius Cremonenfis
Old violin, label reads; Franciicus Stradivarius Cremonenfis Filius Antoniifaciebat Anno 1737… read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
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Bachelor's Degree
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I have a violin inside it has the following: dominicus montagnana
I have a violin inside it has the following: dominicus montagnana sub st gnum cremonae venetus 1723 ( or 172.3) Can there be two 1723 or is this worth anything???? cj… read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
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Bachelor's Degree
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I am trying to find the value of a hand crafted violin made
I am trying to find the value of a hand crafted violin made in Colorado by Homer Ayers. It is beautiful and has a very good sound and tone.… read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
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Bachelor's Degree
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Picked up an antique 4/4 strad copy from an estate sale. Has
Picked up an antique 4/4 strad copy from an estate sale. Has typical but very 'aged' looking printed Strad copy label with date that says 1721 but then has some faded handwriting around the sound post… read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
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Bachelor's Degree
1,952 satisfied customers
THIS IS AN ANTIQUE NICOLAUS AMATUS FECIT IN CREMONA 1617 GERMAN
THIS IS AN ANTIQUE NICOLAUS AMATUS FECIT IN CREMONA 1617 GERMAN FULL SIZE 4/4 VIOLIN IN EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION.... It comes with it's original wood coffin type G&B case and VUILLAUME BOW and Aubert bri… read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
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Bachelor's Degree
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I played this violin all through school as did my father before
I played this violin all through school as did my father before me (he thinks his mother paid about $350 for it in 1950). It is in excellent condition. The label on the inside says: Ferdinandas Gaglia… read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
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Bachelor's Degree
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I inherited some instruments from my father a former professional
I inherited some instruments from my father a former professional violinist. The violin in question has been taken care of immaculately when he was alive but has sat in the case the past ten years. I … read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
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Bachelor's Degree
1,952 satisfied customers
Can you tell me how Klaus Mueller Etude, Cremona SV-130 and
Can you tell me how Klaus Mueller Etude, Cremona SV-130 and Bellafina 50 fractional violins compare? I'm on the board of a small music program that is starting a beginning strings program for 8-11 yea… read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
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Bachelor's Degree
1,952 satisfied customers
Old FERDINANDO GAGLIANO FILIUS,NICOLAI FECIT NEAP 17 --,BACK
Old FERDINANDO GAGLIANO FILIUS,NICOLAI FECIT NEAP 17 --,BACK 14 IN.GRAFTED AT BASE OF NECK,PEG HOLES CUT OUT AND INLETED WITH MATCHING WOOD AND GRAIN.ALMOST INVISABLE UNLESS CLOSE INSPECTION.COUPLE OF… read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
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Bachelor's Degree
1,952 satisfied customers
I just inherited a violin from my step-father. He passed
I just inherited a violin from my step-father. He passed away at 98. He had a violin in mint condition. I remember him saying someone in his family a long time ago played. The label inside reads: Jofe… read more
Kim D.
Kim D.
Antique Expert
208 satisfied customers
I have a violin with inscription inside It was my Grandfathers..
I have a violin with inscription inside It was my Grandfathers.. He was born 1875 and played it as a young man and all his life. I played his violin all thru school and the inscription and Mother of P… read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
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Bachelor's Degree
1,952 satisfied customers
Hello, we have just received a heritage, and among other things
Hello, we have just received a heritage, and among other things - a violin. As far as I can tell the text inside says: Januarius Cagliano filiy Alexandri Neapel 1792. It seems to be playable, but woul… read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
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Bachelor's Degree
1,952 satisfied customers
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