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old famous violins, violas or cellos    22:33 on Friday, November 05, 2004 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Rebecca)
hi, I recently purchased a Maggini violin off ebay (long story) and i was wondering if anyone else had any violins by famous makers.
-Becca

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Re: old famous violins, violas or cellos    17:20 on Sunday, November 07, 2004 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(RussianMaster)
I am currently on a professional loan of a violin by John Friedrich c.1900. It is about $15,000-20,000 instrument. He is a fairly famous maker. Lived in New York at the turn of the century.

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Re: old famous violins, violas or cellos    03:50 on Monday, November 08, 2004 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Elizabeth Ward)
Rebecca ....

It is not a Maggini.

Sorry. Magginis are even rarer than Strads 9though not as expensive. No-one, but no-one, would sell a maggini on ebay. What you have is a Maggini COPY.

Liz

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Re: old famous violins, violas or cellos    20:31 on Tuesday, November 09, 2004 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Rebecca)
sorry, got it appraised by a guy in NY who does strads and things, its a maggini.

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Re: old famous violins, violas or cellos    12:37 on Wednesday, November 10, 2004 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Elizabeth Ward)
Really? Who certified it? And did he do so for you, or did the seller just give you a certificate?

Have you got the ebay number still? I bet we`d all like to see it!

Liz

Liz

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Re: old famous violins, violas or cellos    21:37 on Wednesday, November 10, 2004 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Rebecca)
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.

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Re: old famous violins, violas or cellos    04:20 on Thursday, November 11, 2004 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Elizabeth Ward)
Who certified it, what does the certificate actually say, and what was the ebay numhber?

How much did you get it for and how much is it worth? I hope you have it adequately insured!

Liz

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Re: old famous violins, violas or cellos    11:25 on Thursday, November 11, 2004 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Nox)
Nothing wrong with playing a good copy!

Frankly, I don`t know if I`d want to be playing a very expensive violin, esp. given my level of playing. I`d always be worried about breaking it or something happening to it...

...if I hit the lottery and actually found one...I think I`d sell it...maybe consider early retirement...

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Re: old famous violins, violas or cellos    15:40 on Thursday, November 11, 2004 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Elizabeth Ward)
Absolutely, and same here!

Liz

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Re: old famous violins, violas or cellos    21:12 on Thursday, November 11, 2004 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Rebecca)
haha, I`m a professional violinist, it`s my baby. I play it in a philharmonic around here.

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Re: old famous violins, violas or cellos    21:13 on Thursday, November 11, 2004 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Rebecca)
the guy from New Your certified it

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Re: old famous violins, violas or cellos    05:26 on Friday, November 12, 2004 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Elizabeth Ward)
Yes ... what`s his name?

Do you have the ebay number still? I for one would love to see the violin.

Liz

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Re: old famous violins, violas or cellos    20:20 on Friday, November 12, 2004 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Rebecca)
I dont have the ebay number but I would be happy to email you pictures

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Re: old famous violins, violas or cellos    05:42 on Saturday, November 13, 2004 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Elizabeth Ward)
The pictures would be interesting (is there a way of posting them here for everyone?) but I`m even more interested in the description. What was the ID of the seller?

Liz

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Re: old famous violins, violas or cellos    17:00 on Saturday, November 13, 2004 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Rebecca)
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!
description:
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.
Thanks
Rebecca


   





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