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Index of Vintage & Used Instruments Updated Wednesday April 16, 2014
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1/2 A.R. SIEDEL (1984) 10 photos
VGC, decent German student instrument, Caspari type pegs, some dings and scratches but in sound structural condiiton, with shaped thermoplastic HSC
110U-6196.....$285.00 buy

1/2 BECKER 10 photos
VGC except needs work (is set up and plays ok but would benefit from a more professional set up, some dings, scratches, etc.), sold in AS-IS condition, made in Romania, decent student instrument, with shaped HSC
110U-6222.....$100.00 buy

1/2 LEWIS & SON (1996) 9 photos
VGC except needs work (is set up and plays ok but would benefit from a more professional set up, dings & scratches, etc.), sold in AS-IS condition, good German student instrument, with shaped HSC
110U-6228.....$175.00 buy

1/2 LEWIS & SON 10 photos
G-VGC except needs work (is set up and plays but could use a better set up, repaired crack on top but not reinforced inside, non-ebony fingerboard, etc.), sold in AS_IS condition, good German student instrument, with shaped thermoplastic HSC
110U-6226.....$100.00 buy

1/2 LEWIS & SON 11 photos
VGC except needs work (is set up and plays but could use a better set up, non-ebony fingerboard, etc.), sold in AS-IS condition, made in Japan, good student instrument, with shaped thermoplastic HSC
110U-6225.....$125.00 buy

1/2 NO LABEL CHINESE 11 photos
VGC except needs work (is set up and plays but would benefit from a proper set up and some adjustment to the pegs, etc.), sold in AS-IS condition, ok student instrument with lightweight case
110U-6272.....$65.00 buy

1/2 SIZE A.R. SEIDEL 8 photos
VGC, German, 1984, good student instrument, with shaped thermoplstic shaped case and Glasser bow, on consignment
110U-6087.....$265.00 buy

1/8 SIZE SHIRO SUZUKI 9 photos
G-VGC except needs work (center seam on back slightly open at end block, could use new strings, etc.), sold in AS-IS condition, decent student instrument with case and Glasser bow that needs a rehair
110U-6041.....$80.00 buy

1/8TH SIZE CZECH 11 photos
VGC except needs work (set up and plays ok but would benefit from a pro setup, etc.), sold in AS-IS condition, decent student instrument with case and Glasser bow
110U-6294.....$90.00 buy

13" A.R. SEIDEL VIOLA 10 photos
G-VGC except needs work (needs new strings (has violin strings on now) and bridge, etc.), sold in AS-IS condition, decent German student instrument, 1988, Caspari pegs, lots of dings and scrapes, with shaped thermoplastic HSC (SN:P2843)
110U-6283.....$115.00 buy

3/4 ANTON SCHROETTER 8 photos
VGC, circa 1987, good German student instrument, with arrow shaped case and Glasser bow, on consignment (SN:15759)
110U-5802.....$265.00 buy

3/4 E.R. PFRETZSCHNER 9 photos
VGC except needs work (is set up and plays ok, bridge is good but just a little low, lots of dings & scratches, tip of one f-hole wing is broken off, etc.), sold in AS-IS condition, made in Germany circa 1977, decent student instrument with shaped HSC
110U-6220.....$200.00 buy

3/4 E.R. PFRETZSCHNER 11 photos
G-VGC, made in Germany, 1957, good student instrument, lots of dings and scratches with wear to the edges and corners, with shaped HSC (one latch broken)
110U-6338.....$225.00 buy

3/4 E.R. PFRETZSCHNER 10 photos
VGC, 1970, German, good student instrument, with shaped HSC
110U-6256.....$300.00 buy

3/4 GLAESEL STRAD 10 photos
VGC except needs work (needs new a-string and new bridge, etc.), sold in AS-IS condition, decent German student instrument, circa 2001, with shaped HSC
110U-6102.....$100.00 buy

3/4 KLAUS MUELLER 11 photos
VGC except needs work (is set up and plays but would benefit from a better set up, pegs are slipping, fingerboard has reverse warp and needs to be planed, etc.), sold in AS-IS condition, 1999, made in China, model 110T, nicely flamed two piece back, red-brown varnish, with shaped thermoplastic HSC
110U-6375.....$110.00 buy

3/4 LEWIS & SON (1998) 10 photos
VGC except needs work (is set up and plays but would benefit from a more professional set up, some nicks, dings and scratches that could be retouched, etc.), sold in AS-IS condition, good German student instrument, with shaped HSC (SN:1998)
110U-6223.....$125.00 buy

3/4 LEWIS & SON DANCLA 7 photos
VGC, good student instrument, with shaped HSC - price reduced (SN:2523 13)
110U-6018.....$225.00 buy

3/4 SUZUKI (1975) 11 photos
VGC except needs work (one corner broken off on top, varnish dings, could use new set up and strings, etc.), sold in AS-IS condition, decent Japanese student instrument, with thermoplastic HSC
110U-6227.....$85.00 buy

3/4 SUZUKI (1984) 10 photos
VGC except needs work (needs proper ste up and new strings, etc.), sold in AS-IS condition, decent Japanese student violin, with shaped HSC
110U-6325.....$60.00 buy

ALAIN MOINIER (1996) 9 photos
EC, very fine handmade instrument from the Aubert Lutherie shop in Mirecourt, France, Vuillaume Strad model, two piece back of strong narrow curl, shaded amber-orange varnish, ebony fittings with a boxwood chinrest, fine rich tone that is medium-bright but mellow, with oblong American Case Co. HSC that has a stretto humidifier installed - price reduced (SN:274)
110U-5892.....$2,600.00 buy

ALBERT DEBLAYE (1925) 10 photos
VGC, very fine French Guarneri model, serial number appears to be 2217 but is hard to read, one piece slab cut back of handsome medium-broad figure, shaded amber varnish, new rosewood fittings, has a fairly dark and very rich tone with good power, length of back is 357mm, with oblong HSC, on consignment
110U-5931.....$6,800.00 buy

ALBERT KLINTH (1949) 10 photos
G-VGC, made in Grand Rapids, Michigan, medium-flat arched model, two piece back of narrow curl, shaded orange varnish over a golden ground, varnish has a bit of crackle, strong fairly rich tone, with good shaped HSC, on consignment (SN:45)
110U-5737.....$1,025.00 buy

ALEJANDRO UTRERA (2007) 9 photos
EC, handmade in Xalapa, Mexico, a personal Stradivari model, two piece back of moderate curl ascending from the centerline, orangish varnish, previous owner replaced pegs and tailpiece with fancy carved ones, rich mellow tone with decent power, overall workmanship and sound very good but varnish job is a little lower in quality, with oblong HSC - price reduced
110U-5913.....$1,500.00 buy

ALFREDO LAURENTI LABEL 9 photos
EC, recent handmade Chinese Guarneri copy, two piece back of moderate medium curl, antiqued amber varnish, strong fairly rich responsive tone, with oblong ultralight case (one zipper pull missing) (SN:1927)
110U-6218.....$950.00 buy

AMERICAN 16" VIOLA 11 photos
G-VGC, no label but appears to be an American instrument made sometime in the last 50-60 years, two piece back of flamed maple, amber-orangish varnish, ste up with Helicore strings, has a very nice full tone for this size and price, with shaped HSC and case cover, on consignment
110U-6335.....$925.00 buy

AMERICAN NO LABEL 10 photos
G-VGC, not labeled but appears to be decent American work circa 1940-1960's, two piece back of strong narrow curl, orange varnish, brightish but pleasant tone, set up with Dominant strings, with older shaped case, on consignment
110U-5852.....$675.00 buy

ANTIQUED CHINESE VIOLIN 10 photos
EC, no label, very much like the Jay Haide antique models, nicely flamed two piece back, antiqued amber varnish, boxwood-like fittings, very strong robust tone, with oblong HSC, on consignment
110U-6263.....$950.00 buy

BARCUS BERRY VIBRATO-AE 10 photos
VGC+, violin made in Romania with barcus electronics, bridge with built in pickup, volume knob on top, 1/4" jack on lower bass side, violin painted pink, with pink Glasser bow and arrow shaped case, on consignment (SN:1261139)
110U-6318.....$450.00 buy

C.G. CONN WONDER VIOLIN 11 photos
G-VGC, made in Elkhart, In., circa 1915, #1170, Strad model, two piece back of strong medium-narrow curl, shaded red-orange oil varnish, rich full tone with good projection, with oblong American Case Co. HSC (SN:1170)
110U-6171.....$3,200.00 buy

C.J.B. COLLIN-MEZIN III 10 photos
VGC+, made in France, circa 1950, Maggini model, two piece back of strong narrow curl, shaded and lightly antiqued amber-orange varnish, 360mm body length, scroll has an extra turn, double purfling, medium-high arching with deep scooping around the edges, nice fairly mellow rich tone, has original makers certificate and bridge, with original shaped HSC, Price Reduced - price reduced (SN:NO.38)
110U-5577.....$3,200.00 buy

CHINESE GUARNERI 11 photos
EC, very similar to the Jay Haide line of violins, nicely flamed two piece back, antiqued amber varnish, has a fairly rich voice that is not overly bright, ebony fittings with a Wittner tailpiece, with an arrow shaped feather weight case, on consignment (SN:A080835)
110U-6262.....$950.00 buy

CHINESE STRAD LABEL 11 photos
EC, recent handmade Chinese work, nicely flamed one piece back, antiqued red varnish, the imitation pins in the corners, by the button and the end block are simulations of pins used in violins made for tropical climates, has a very nice fairly rich strong tone, with old shaped case and two nickel mounted bows, on consignment
110U-6265.....$650.00 buy

CZECH STRAD LABEL 9 photos
G-VGC except needs work (sound post crack on top has been repaired and is solid but is not a great job and does not have a soundpost patch inside, is set up and plays but bridge does not fit well and new set up is advised, etc.), sold in AS-IS condition, circa 1930's, mostly plain two piece back, shaded red varnish
110U-6365.....$150.00 buy

D. SALZARD 12 photos
VGC except for repaired wing cracks on both f-holes of the top, made in Mirecourt, France, circa 1860-80's, Strad model, red-brown varnish, branded inside back D. SALZAR in three spots, back and top regraduated with new bass bar so it has a very nice quality of tone with good power, not too dark or bright sounding, newer Indian rosewood pegs (a-peg does not match the others), set up with Helicore strings, with older Lifton shaped HSC, on consignment
110U-6364.....$1,250.00 buy

DE DURRO AMATI MODEL 11 photos
VGC, German, 1901, Amati model, one piece slab cut back of handsome medium-narrow curl, shaded golden-brown varnish, original Brazilian rosewood pegs, tailpiece and chinrest are later Indian rosewood, stamped ROYAL ACADEMY VIOLIN AMATI on rear of pegbox, sweetish soprano Amati-like tone, with shaped HSC
110U-6229.....$950.00 buy

E.H. ROTH (1959) 11 photos
VGC+, 1700 Strad model, two piece back of narrow curl, shaded varnish, strong balanced tone of good quality, ebony fittings, with shaped fiberglass case, on consignment
110U-6311.....$1,800.00 buy

E.H. ROTH (1968) 11 photos
VGC+ except for small repaired treble wing crack, 1724 Strad model, two piece back of strong narrow curl with ebony cap on back button, shaded red varnish over a golden ground, matched parisian-eye ebony fittings, big rich strong tone, this is one of Roth's higher models with corresponding workmanship and materials, with oblong HSC, on consignment
110U-6315.....$3,100.00 buy

EASTMAN 405 VIOLA 11 photos
VGC+, very nice handmade 15 1/2" Chinese viola, nicely flamed two piece back, shaded dark amber varnish, boxwood type fittings, fairly full rich tone for a smaller viola size, with Bobelock HSC, on consignment (SN:405)
110U-6316.....$925.00 buy

EDOUARD SCHMIDT (1918) 11 photos
G-VGC, made by Edouard Schmidt of Kalamazoo, Mi. for the Fischer Music Shop, this is Schmidt's Amati model, nicely flamed one piece back, red-brown varnish, Knilling Perfection pegs, has a silvery somewhat sweet tone but not a huge sound, fingerboard has been narrowed at bridge end (about 38mm wide instead of the usual 42-43mm), but is normal at the nut end, with older decent oblong HSC (some wear) (SN:379)
110U-6240.....$2,800.00 buy

ELON HOWE (2005) 11 photos
EC, made by award-winning Michigan maker Elon Howe, Elon's #59, nicely flamed two-piece back, reddish-amber oil varnish, very nice full tone, set up with Dominant strings, with good quality shaped case, on consignment (SN:59)
110U-6377.....$2,500.00 buy

ENGELHARDT M-1 3/4 UPRIGHT BASS (1987) 9 photos
VGC+ except needs work (replace poorly fitting bridge, setup, etc. - sold AS-IS), vintage natural finish, black painted purfling lines, all laminated, spruce top, maple back, sides and neck (neck heel was broken and repaired), some flame on back, rosewood fingerboard and tailpiece, geared tuners, label reads "Made in U.S.A.", ~1-3/8" nut, 42" scale, with bow and tan Knilling gigbag (SN:39212)
110U-6155.....$985.00 buy

F.A. GLASS STRAD LABEL 9 photos
G-VGC except needs work (open seams, neck angle a little low, fingerboard has been reglued crooked, is set up and plays but a better set up would help, etc.), sold in AS-IS condition, German, circa 1890-1910, two piece back of flamed maple, shaded red-brown varnish, stamped GLASS on back under button
110U-6363.....$200.00 buy

FRANCIS SIMONIN (1926) 16 photos
VCG+, terrific Guarneri copy from French maker Francois/Francis Simonin who emigrated to the U.S. and lived in Cleveland, Oh. when this violin was made, one piece slab cut domestic maple back of strong medium-narrow curl, antiqued amber-brown varnish, Brazilian rosewood pegs, other fittings are of ebony, tailpiece has a golden shield with the previous owners initials on it, very focused strong tone, has a Guarneri replica label along with the makers label and brand, has original certificate to the previous owner from Lyon & Healy dated June 7, 1928, with old shaped HSC, on consignment
110U-6146.....$12,000.00 buy

FRANK TOPOLEWSKI VIOLA 11 photos
G-VGC, very nice handmade individual model, it is labeled as from Toledo, Ohio but not dated, Topolewski died in the early to mid-1970's so it was made some time before that, one piece back of strongly figured slab cut maple, amber varnish, 15 5/8" body length and has a very rich and fairly full tone for a smaller viola, with oblong HSC, on consignment
110U-6279.....$1,800.00 buy

FRANZ HOFFMANN CELLO 9 photos
VGC except needs work (small crunches on lower bass side rib and lower treble rib/corner, Glaesel adjustable feet bridge, pegs work but could use some peg dope, etc.), sold in AS-IS condition, 4/4 SC2 student cello, originally sold by Shar, probably made in Korea, circa 1993, solid top and back, set up and plays reasonably well, with nylon bag
110U-6083.....$600.00 buy

FRANZ SANDNER 48K 9 photos
VGC, German, circa 1993, Strad model, two piece back of narrow curl, shaded orange varnish, brightish tone with decent quality, with shaped thermoplastic HSC - price reduced (SN:067444)
110U-5278.....$800.00 buy

FRANZ WERNER S806 VIOLA 11 photos
VGC, German, made in 2001, 16" Strad model, two piece back of medium curl, shaded red-orange varnish, a very nice tone for a better quality student instrument, a few dings and scratches, with oblong Oxford HSC, on consignment (SN:325)
110U-6281.....$975.00 buy

G.A. FICKER (1959) 10 photos
G-VGC, German, Nicolaus Gagliano model, very nice handmade model, two piece back of strong medium-narrow curl, shaded and lightly antiqued amber-orange varnish, has a full rich tone that projects well, with a good oblong HSC and a silver mounted (nickel screw button that is not original) German bow, round pernambuco stick, 61 grams and is a strong playing stick, small crack in the back of the head that should be taken care of at some point, on consignment (SN:185)
110U-6285.....$2,400.00 buy

G.A. FICKER (1962) 11 photos
G-VGC, Guarneri model #195, the Rode, two piece back of medium curl ascending from the centerline, lightly shaded amber-orange varnish, ebony fittings, set up with Tonica strings, full rich tonewith arrow shaped featherweight case, on consignment
110U-6310.....$1,300.00 buy

G.A. FICKER (1969) 11 photos
VGC, made for Lewis & Son, Viotti model #192, Guarneri pattern, shaded red-orange varnish, ebony fittings, large even rich tone with good depth, with arrow shaped case, on consignment
110U-6312.....$1,300.00 buy

G.A. FICKER (1971) 11 photos
VGC, made in Germany for Lewis & Son, model 220 Kreutzer Strad, two piece back of handsome flamed maple, shaded red-orange varnsih, ebony fittings, set up with Tonica strings, nice rich tone with good projection, with arrow shaped light weight case, on consignment
110U-6348.....$1,200.00 buy

G.A. PFRETZSCHNER 8 photos
G-VGV except needs work (is set up and plays but has several repaired top cracks that could be done better including one that goes up to the soundpost area, might need a bushing for the g-peg, might also benefit from a better set up, two upper top corners replaced poorly, etc.), sold in AS-IS condition, German, circa 1920-30's, Strad model, flamed maple two piece back, yellow-brown varnish, no case
110U-6304.....$130.00 buy

GEMUNDER ART VIOLIN 11 photos
G-VGC, from the shop of August Gemunder, New York, 1910, one piece slab back of strong medium curl, antiqued orange-red varnish, several freshly repaired top cracks including a sound post patch, rich dark tone with lots of depth on the g-string, with original bill of sale dated 1929 and most likely original shaped HSC (missing handle), Price Reduced (SN:1910)
110U-4936.....$2,300.00 buy

GEORGES MICHEL (1998) 11 photos
VGC+, made in Mirecourt, France, Strad model, two piece back of medium-narrow curl, shaded amber-orange varnish, rosewood fittings, bright but mellow tone with good power, with oblong Oxford HSC and makers certificate of authenticity, on consignment (SN:83)
110U-6320.....$3,000.00 buy

GERMAN 16" VIOLA 11 photos
VGC except repaired crack in pegbox at D-peg, Strad model, probably 1950-60's, nicely flamed two piece back, shaded red-orange varnish, set up with Tonica strings and has a nice fullish tone for a student type instrument, with oblong HSC
110U-6322.....$750.00 buy

GERMAN STRAD COPY 10 photos
VGC, circa 1920-30's, probably made in Dresden, two piece back of medium curl, orange varnish with some chipping and wear, set up with a Wittner tailpiece and Dominant strings, has good tone with nice depth on the bass end, an attractive pre-war German fiddle, with old chipboard case, on consignment - price reduced
110U-5878.....$675.00 buy

GERMAN STRAD LABEL 11 photos
G-VGC except needs work (open seams, low neck angle (fingerboard at 18mm), re poorly repaired sound post crack on top which has been badly retouched and does not have a soundpost patch, etc.), sold in AS-IS condition, Strad model made in Markneukirchen circa 1900-20, nicely flamed two piece back, antiqued amber varnish, set up and plays but could use better set up and strings, has a pick up that has problems, with older shaped case
110U-6278.....$125.00 buy

GERMANY 11 photos
G-VCG except needs work (set and plays but bridge is warped, open seams, some rib distortion in trhe chinrest area, small saddle cracks starting on the top, etc.), sold in AS-IS condition, Strad model, circa 1900-10, stamped GERMANY on the rib at the endpin, two piece back of medium curl, shaded amber-orange varnish, with old shaped case
110U-6339.....$225.00 buy

GIANNA TENNESSEE (2006) 11 photos
EC, recent Chinese handmade violin, labeled as Lightnin', two piece back of medium curl, varnished an amber-brown in the Gianna shop with a lightly antiqed look, Wittner tailpiece, Perfection pegs, nice even balanced tone of decent quality, with arrow shaped HSC, on consignment
110U-6198.....$850.00 buy

GIBSON VA50 VIOLA (1940) 11 photos
EC except small repair on lower bass side rib, made by Gibson in Kalamazoo, this is most likely one of the first violas Gibson made in 1940 and the VA50 was one of the top of the line models, Strad type model, 15 1/2" body length, two piece back of strongly flamed maple, shaded yellow-brown varnish with some crazing, nice original Gibson label, a fairly nice full sound for a smaller body size, with shaped thermoplastic HSC, on consignment
110U-6215.....$1,800.00 buy

GLEN ROBERT STEVENS 12 photos
G-VGC, handmade in Chicago, 1985, Guarneri pattern body, two piece back of flamed maple, red varnish with some crazing, scroll appears to be a bust of Jesus, sides have floral designs and drawing of Eve giving an apple to Adam, carving of an angel and a rose on the back, nice fairly deep tone with a great g-string and plays very easily, button graft to back by Ed McCoppin, with American Case Co. Oblong HSC (zippers missing pull tabs), on consignment
110U-6253.....$2,850.00 buy

H. DERAZEY LABEL 8 photos
G-VGC, very fine French work from the Laberte-Magnie firm, circa 1940's, Strad model, two piece back of strong medium-narrow curl, shaded golden-amber varnish smooth rich tone with a great deep low end, two repaired cracks on the treble side of the top but not by the soundpost, pegs appear to be Brazilian rosewood and d-peg is not original, Honore Derazey was a 19th century French violin maker whose name continued to be used by his son and then the Laberte firm, Derazey model violins were usually some of the best models the firm made, on consignment
110U-6259.....$3,200.00 buy

HANS SCHIRMER 11 photos
VGC, very fine Strad model made by Schirmer probably just before WWI in Markneukirchen, two piece back of strong medium-narrow curl, amber-orange varnish, set up with Helicore strings and a Wittner tailpiece, was just regraduated with new bass bar by Brian Bishop so it has a very big fairly dark open tone and is very easy to play, makers brand to inside back, with old oblong HSC, on consignment
110U-6314.....$2,900.00 buy

HEINRICH GILL 54 (2013) 11 photos
EC, made in Germany, very nice Strad model from the Gill firm, two piece back of medium curl, shaded orange-brown-amber varnish, ebony fittings, strong projective tone, with oblong HSC, on consignment (SN:1375)
110U-6319.....$1,200.00 buy

JOHN B. SCHALLER 11 photos
VGC, made in Seattle, Guarneri model, two piece back of strong medium-narrow curl ascending from the centerline (looks like big leaf maple), fine grain (probably engelman) top, golden-yellow-brown varnish, fine big tone, ebony fittings, with shaped case (SN:1953)
110U-6170.....$2,600.00 buy

JOSEF JAN DVORAK 11 photos
VGC except needs work (could use some adjustments to the set up, fingerboard (non-ebony) should be planed, etc.), sold in AS-IS condition, is set up and plays ok, made in the Czech Republic, ok student instrument, with shaped case
110U-6270.....$215.00 buy

JUZEK 9 photos
G-VGC, Juzek shop, probably 1930's, higher arched model, nicely flamed one piece back, shaded dark red varnish over a golden ground, nice even balanced tone with decent quality/depth, very clean with two small repaired wing cracks on the top, with shaped HSC
110U-6136.....$1,200.00 buy

KAY 3/4 SIZE CELLO 10 photos
G-VGC except needs work (neck has broken off half way up the heel, needs set up, etc.), sold in AS-IS condition, made in USA, probably 1960's, all laminate construction, ok student instrument, with original canvas bag
110U-6352.....$125.00 buy

KC STRINGS 5 STRING 11 photos
EC, very nice handmade Chinese 5 string, 2013, 5 star Performer model, Strad model of regular size except for deeper viola-like ribs which help give the C string some nicer depth, nicely flamed two piece back, lightly antiqued amber varnish, nice farily rich tone with a decent C-string, with oblong Knilling HSC (SN:130506)
110U-6366.....$1,250.00 buy

KEITH HILL VIOLA D'AMORE #72 (1984) 15 photos
EC, modern take on a wild 16th-17th century instrument, body is 18" long, spruce top, "flaming sword" f-holes, figured maple back and sides, maple neck, bound ebony playing surface with wood inlay, bound ebony tailpiece with wood inlay, 7 (seven) solo (or chording) strings, 13 (count 'em, thirteen) drone strings, angelic head and wings decorate the top of headstock, solo strings are tuned A-D-A-D-F#-A-D (low to high), hand built in Michigan, 1-3/4" nut, 16-5/8" scale, with poster, on consignment (SN:O FUS 72)
110U-5231.....$5,500.00 buy

KNILLING 200 9 photos
G-VGC except needs work (is set up and plays ok but would benefit from a better set up and new strings, non-ebony fingerboard, etc.), sold in AS-IS condition, made by the Nagoya Suzuki company for Knilling, circa 1970-80's, Etude model, lightly flamed two piece back, shaded amber varnish, small repaired crack coming down from the upper eye of the treble f-hole, with shaped HSC (one latch broken)
110U-6248.....$115.00 buy

L. LUDWIG 10 photos
G-VGC, German, circa 1910-20's, Concert Strad model, two piece back of strong medium-narrow curl, shaded red varnish, top was off for repairs so we put in a new bass bar and regraduated it, now it has a rich full tone and plays quite nicely, with oblong ultralight HSC, on consignment - price reduced (SN:F6951)
110U-6156.....$985.00 buy

LEON BERNARDEL LABEL 10 photos
G-VGC, made in the shop of Leon Benardel with two labels, one is the usual Fait sous la Direction, etc., and the other is a copie de Vuillaume label, circa 1920-30's, two piece back of narrow curl, brazilian rosewood pegs, antiqued/shaded red-orange varnish, nice even woody tone, repaired center seam under tailpiece on top, fingerboard is a little thin but we planed it and it should be good for a few years more before it needs to be replaced, with older shaped case (somewhat beat up)
110U-6235.....$925.00 buy

NED STEINBERGER NS CR4 8 photos
EC, innovative 4-string electric violin featuring solid maple body, neck and flamed maple face, removable treble side bout for referencing higher positions, polar bridge mounted piezo pickup system, adjustable bridge heights, removable shoulder rest, with oblong OHSC, on consignment (SN:Q8I 4988)
110U-6176.....$1,600.00 buy

NIPPON 9 photos
VGC, made in Japan, circa 1920's, Strad model, two piece back of very handsome almost quilted figure, brownish varnish, strong medium-bright tone, setup with a Wittner type tailpiece
110U-6369.....$725.00 buy

NIPPON FINGERGUIDE 10 photos
G-VGC, pre-WWII Japanese, Strad model, nicely flamed two piece back, shaded red-brown varnish, fingerboard has tiny holes indicating finger positions and is stamped "FINNEY FINGER GUIDE PAT. AUG.16.10", even medium tone, with beater case, Price Reduced
110U-5396.....$600.00 buy

NO LABEL CHINESE STRAD 12 photos
VGC+, recent handmade Strad model, two piece back of strong curl, antiqued amber-red varnish, parisian eye pegs, tailpiece has floral pearl inlay, ebony fittings, full fairly rich tone for this price range, with arrow shaped case (missing one bow spinner), on consignment
110U-6203.....$750.00 buy

NO LABEL RECENT GERMAN 9 photos
G-VGC except needs work (has a soundpost crack on the top which we glued from the outside but did not do a soundpost patch on do to cost considerations, etc.), sold in AS-IS condition, set up and plays well, probably German and made in the past 10-15 years, two piece back of flamed maple, shaded dark amber varnish, decent even tone for this price, with shaped HSC
110U-6178.....$300.00 buy

O.E. FISCHER (1996) 9 photos
VGC, German, Strad model OF-700, nicely flamed two piece back, shaded amber-orange varnish, strong tone with decent resonance, with oblong HSC - price reduced (SN:A3301)
110U-5563.....$750.00 buy

O.E. FISCHER OF150 11 photos
VGC, made in Germany, circa 1996, Strad model, nicely flamed one piece back, shaded orange varnish, strong brightish tone and is a great student instrument, with shaped HSC, on consignment (SN:A2452)
110U-6284.....$650.00 buy

OTTOMAR HAUSMANN LABEL 9 photos
VGC, German, circa 1960-70's, Strad model, may be by Hausmann but label appears to be a copy and does not have Hausmann's brand inside or on the back under the button, either way a nice Mittenwald violin, two piece back of medium curl, shaded orangish varnish, full strong tone of good depth, nice workmanship throughout, with shaped thermoplastic HSC
110U-6040.....$1,350.00 buy

P.C. POULSEN 10 photos
G-VGC, very fine American made Guarneri copy, probably circa 1920-30's, one piece back of strong curl, shaded dark amber varnish, several repaired top cracks, ebony heel cap on back button, rosewood pegs (probably Brazilian rosewood), has two labels and one says #362, the other says #236, dark mellow tone, with old shaped HSC (SN:362)
110U-6179.....$2,400.00 buy

PRELUDE CHINESE 11 photos
VGC except needs work (is set up and plays but should have a completely new set up and strings for it to play well and sound it's best, etc.), sold in AS-IS condition, recent Chinese made for White Bros., lightly flamed two piece back, shaded amber varnish, with arrow shaped lightweight case (SN:1105F)
110U-6351.....$175.00 buy

REN WEI SHI (2010) 10 photos
EC, Artist model, made in China for the String Center, Strad model, two piece back of strong narrow curl, shaded amber varnish that looks like it wasn't quite finished being rubbed out so it is a little matte looking, has a very nice rich full tone for this price range, with old shaped case, on consignment
110U-6137.....$575.00 buy

ROBERT GLIER (1890) 11 photos
G-VGC, very nice flat arched Strad model, made in Cincinnati by Rbt. Glier Sr., two piece back of flamed maple (looks like Red maple), amber varnish, new ebony fittings, bushed peg holes, strong woody tone that has great projection, with shaped Lifton HSC, on consignment
110U-6323.....$3,200.00 buy

SACHS 11 photos
VGC+, no label but appears to be from the Ronald Sachs shop, a good student level violin, two piece back of medium-broad curl, brownish-amber varnish, ebony fittings with a Wittner tailpiece, great sound for this price range, with two bows, one is inexpensive Chinese and the other is a decent nickel mounted Guy Jeandel, with shaped HSC (music pouch zipper not working), on consignment
110U-6317.....$675.00 buy

SAMUEL SHEN SV-800 11 photos
VGC, handmade in China, circa 2006, two piece back of handsome medium curl, shaded amber varnish, ebony fittings, has a very nice rich even tone for this price range, with arrow shaped ultra light case, on consignment (SN:2006-1-19)
110U-6214.....$900.00 buy

SHARR SOLOIST 3/4 SIZE BASS (recent) 10 photos
VG-EC except repaired dents in back of neck, golden brown finish, all solid wood construction, European spruce top, flamed maple sides and back, ebony fingerboard and tailpiece, adjustable bridge, gold tuners, made in Romania, good sound, NO CASE or BAG (SN:1020-04)
110U-6342.....$2,350.00 buy

SOPHIA GRANDE (1998) 9 photos
VGC+, made by Ani Dimitrova in Sophia, Bulgaria, two piece back of narrow curl, shaded amber-red varnish, rosewood tailpiece with built in tuners, strong tone with nice depth on the bass end, with American Case Co. oblong HSC, on consignment (SN:233)
110U-6347.....$2,200.00 buy

VESKO APOSTOLOV (2001) 9 photos
VGC+, Shophia Grande model, hand made in Bulgaria, two piece back of narrow curl, shaded red varnish, ebony fittings with a Wittner tailpiece, very even rich tone, with oblong HSC, on consignment (SN:274)
110U-5986.....$2,250.00 buy

VICTOR CARNY 9 photos
G-VGC, French, circa 1850-80, Strad model, two piece back of irregular handsome curl, back has applique in upper bout showing a pillar, shield, weapons and floral motif, brownish varnish, flat arching, strong medium-bright tone, very nice fiddle in overall good condition, on consignment
110U-5291.....$1,800.00 buy

YAMAHA VA5 VIOLA 10 photos
VGC except needs work ( a couple of open seams, fingerboard has slight reverse warp, a better set up would improve it as well, etc.), sold in AS-IS condition, 15 1/2" model, made in China, 2008, two piece back of moderate curl, amber-orange varnish, decent sound for this price, is set up and plays ok the way it is, with arrow shaped case
110U-6224.....$225.00 buy
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