Old Violin - 1928 Milano Stradivarius 3/4 size 12:11 on Saturday, June 21, 2003
I have a violin that`s been in my family for years, described above. I`m not looking to sell it, I`m just curious about its history. Does anyone know anything about these instruments? Where were they made? Are they considered good instruments? Mine has clearly been well played.
Re: Old Violin - 1928 Milano Stradivarius 3/4 size 01:45 on Sunday, June 22, 2003
Well, Antonious Stradivarious was an extremely famous instrument maker hundreds of years ago. Then after, people have made copies of his instruments. You have a copie of someone named Milano in 1928. How much is it worth, hundreds??? I guess you will have to do more research.
Re: Old Violin - 1928 Milano Stradivarius 3/4 size 10:31 on Sunday, June 22, 2003
After further searching on the net, it appears that it`s just one of many instruments imported into the states in the early 1900`s - they used the model name "Strad" to encourage people to buy it, since the name was associated with expensive, exclusive instruments.
My best guess, anyway. Doubtful that it`s worth much. But it seems like a nice instrument, perhaps I`ll try to learn a bit - though the 3/4 size is a little cramped for my big bass-playing hands...