Re: old famous violins, violas or cellos 21:37 on Wednesday, November 10, 2004
he certified it, I bought it from a junk dealer who knew nothing about violins haha i thought it was junk till i got it appraised. The fingerboard popped off today in practice!!! *sobs* im getting it fixed soon tho.
Re: old famous violins, violas or cellos 17:00 on Saturday, November 13, 2004
You know, I have been trying to find his eBay ID for quite a while, it was about a year ago so i dont remember. He was not a violin person, he was selling antiques and junk like old dishes and tools and stuff. heres the story...
I was origanily just looking for a restoring project on ebay, something realy old andfalling apart and thats exactly what this looked like from the pictures, When it arrived it was in pretty good shape (the case wasent hehe) and was already playable. Just need a little tuning. I looked all over it and could only fing the Maggini lable in the f-hole and I just had this feeling like I should get a appraised so I asked this guy in NY to appraise it for me and it turned out that it was real!
It`s a light golden-brown color with medium/wide grained spruce top and deeply flamed ribs, neck, scroll and two-part back. The scroll is deeply and beautifully cut with an elegant extra turn. There is double inlayed purfling w/ bee stings. It has a crack on the back that has been beautifully repaired. The sound is very deep, dark and very powerfull w/ dramatic lower notes and singing, clear high notes.
oh! almost forgot, it is a little wider and fatter than regular violins, this gives it it`s deep dramatic tone. The f-holes a cut perfectly, long and curvy.
If anyone wants pictures of it, you may have to IM me on AIM if you have it, I tried to email some to someone they said that the pictures didnt show up. I will be putting up a website soon, getting ready to start that and the pictures will be on there.