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Index of Vintage & Used Instruments Updated Thursday March 26, 2015
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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

1/8 EURO (2002) 11 photos
VGC, made in Romania, good and attractive student instrument, with arrow shaped HSC (handle missing) and useable bow (SN:88947)
110U-6509.....$275.00 buy

1/8 EURO (2002) 10 photos
VGC, nice handmade Romanian student instrument, one piece birds eye maple back, amber varnish, with arrow shaped HSC and useable bow (SN:88232)
110U-6508.....$300.00 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

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

13" FRANZ HOFFMANN VIOLA 10 photos
VGC except needs work (fingerboard has reverse warp, needs set up and new strings, could use some cleaning and touch up of dings, broken A-peg, etc.), sold in AS-IS condition, made in China, 2009, Concert model, nicely flamed two piece back, shaded amber-orange varnish, with arrow shaped case
110U-6504.....$75.00 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 CARLO LAMBERTI 11 photos
VGC+, LV11 Sonata model, 2012, made in China, nicely flamed one piece back, shaded amber-red varnish, better sounding student instrument, with arrow shaped case (SN:VKU575012)
110U-6510.....$375.00 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 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 LAMBERTI (2007) 10 photos
VGC except for a number of scrapes and dings on the edges, model LV11, made in China, nice student instrument, nicely flamed two piece back, shaded amber varnish, with arrow shaped case (SN:VSH129H)
110U-6511.....$350.00 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 NO LABEL CHINESE 10 photos
VGC except needs work (bridge warping, is set up and plays but should have a good set up done and pegs, nut, etc., adjusted, etc.), sold in AS-IS condition, recent Chinese, two piece back of flamed maple, shaded red-orange varnish, shaped case
110U-6403.....$70.00 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

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.....$1,250.00 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), Price Reduced (SN:1927)
110U-6218.....$850.00 buy

ALOIS SANDNER (1999) 11 photos
EC, made in Germany, Strad model #8122, two piece back of flamed maple, shaded amber-orange varnish, nice robust fairly mellow tone for this price range, Dominant strings, shaped case, on consignment
110U-6523.....$600.00 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, price reduced
110U-5852.....$525.00 buy

ANDRE MARTIN (1947) 7 photos
G-VGC, made in France, copy of Francois LeJeune 1755 model, label has one part that shows a LeJeune facsimile label and below that is printed (in French) "made in 1947 by Andre Martin, son and successor, for Mr. Raoul de Champeaux", one piece back of narrow curl with a stain in the lower half, Brazilian rosewood pegs, shaded amber-brown varnish, high arched model with a fairly deep and sweet tone, set up with Evah Pirazzi strings, somewhat flute like with a great g-string, not the loudest fiddle but great quality, on consignment
110U-6467.....$3,000.00 buy

ANTON SCHROETTER 1/2 SIZE BASS 10 photos
VGC+ except needs work (repair miss-aligned neck joint, plane fingerboard to correct slight warp, reshape nut, etc. - sold AS-IS), nice all laminated bass with attractive flamed maple back and sides, ebony fingerboard and tailpiece, inlaid purfling on top and back, adjusting wheels on bridge, made in Germany, fingerboard is a replacement and has been put on sloppily (could be replaced, but not essential for functionality), NO CASE
110U-6433.....$685.00 buy

ARTUR TELLER (1981) 12 photos
VGC, made in Bubenreuth, Germany, Strad model 480, two piece back of flamed maple, shaded orange varnish, ebony fittings, set up with Helicore strings, balanced even tone that is on the brightish side, with oblong thermoplastic HSC
110U-6495.....$750.00 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

BENJAMIN BANKS COPY 11 photos
G-VGC, made in England, circa 1880-1920, two piece back of strong medium width curl, dark red-brownantiqued varnish, ebony fittings, Dominant strings, tone of great depth and resonance with a very viola-like G-string, has a facsimile Banks label with "Hand made reproduction Made in England" typed (on the same label) below the Banks info, with oblong HSC that looks like a Jaeger, on consignment (SN:1779)
110U-6522.....$4,800.00 buy

BENJAMIN YOUNG 410 11 photos
VGC, circa 2003, made in China by the Eastman company, nice handmade Chinese, heavily flamed two piece back, red-brown varnish, rich fairly complex tone, boxwood type fittings, oblong lightweight HSC, on consignment
110U-6494.....$800.00 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.....$2,800.00 buy

CHINESE HELLIER COPY 11 photos
EC, recent vintage hand made Chinese copy of the Hellier Strad with diamond and dot inlays around the edge of the top and back, one piece back of handsome narrow curl, light amber-orange varnish, ebony fittings, set up with Dominant strings, nice balanced fairly rich tone, with older Lifton shaped case, on consignment
110U-6389.....$975.00 buy

CHINESE HELLIER VIOLA 11 photos
EC, recently made, no label, copy of the inlaid Strads with pearl dots and diamonds inlaid around the edges of the top and back along with floral designs on the ribs and pegbox, 16 1/2" body, two piece back of strong medium-width curl, ebony heel cap on back button, set up with Helicore strings, with light weight arrow shaped case, on consignment
110U-6410.....$1,100.00 buy

CHINESE NO LABEL 10 photos
EC, decent hand made Chinese, two piece back of narrow curl, shaded red-brown varnish, Ebony fittings with a Wittner type tailpiece, good quality of tone for this price range, with light weight oblong HSC
110U-6484.....$475.00 buy

CHINESE STRAD LABEL 10 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
110U-6380.....$600.00 buy

CHINESE WITH LABEL 10 photos
EC, made in 2006, has a label of an American maker who probably varnished it, two piece back of flamed maple, amber-brown varnish, has a nice fairly full tone for this price, set up with Prim strings and sounds great for fiddling, has a set of geared Knilling Perfection pegs, with shaped case on consignment (SN:07)
110U-6472.....$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 (1901) 11 photos
G-VGC, labeled Salvadore de Durro and Nikolaus Amati, imported by B&J of New York, made in Germany, one piece slab cut back of handsone curl, shaded red-amber varnish, a crown is branded on the back button, original Brazilian rosewood pegs, other fittings are newer rosewood, nice soprano Amati-like sound, with shaped HSC, on consignment
110U-6481.....$950.00 buy

DITSON / WILKANOWSKI 10 photos
VGC except for repaired treble side saddle crack, circa 1920's-30's when William Wlikanowski was in Boston making violins that the Ditson company sold for him, labeled Made Expressly For Oliver Ditson Co., etc., nicely flamed half-slab one piece back, red varnish, new ebony pegs chinrest and Pusch style tailpiece, top regraduated with new bass bar so it has a nice full strong tone, set up with Helicore strings and fairly low string action so it is very easy to play, with older oblong HSC, on consignment
110U-6465.....$2,250.00 buy

E.H. ROTH (1924) 11 photos
VGC, very fine copy of a 1732 Guarneri, two piece back of strong medium-width curl, shaded and antiqued dark red-brown varnish (varnish had some heat damage at some point and still shows just a little texture from that), ebony fittings, makers brand inside, great rich strong tone, with old shaped HSC tha may be original to the violin (SN:1927)
110U-6468.....$6,800.00 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 (1962) 11 photos
VGC+, 1724 Strad model, nicely flamed two piece back, shaded red-orange varnish, ebony fittings, makers brand to inside back, strong focused resonant tone, with oblong suspension model case, and 3 nickel mounted bows, R.A. Meinel, Ernst Wunderlich, and H. Walter Zapf, on consignment
110U-6428.....$2,850.00 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

E.R. PFRETZSCHNER 11 photos
VGC, made in Germany, 1973, Strad model, Caspari pegs, good student instrument, with shaped HSC
110U-6492.....$365.00 buy

E.R. PFRETZSCHNER VIOLA 11 photos
G-VGC except needs work (upper treble corner on top broken off, top 2/3rds of back button is not contiguous (that is original though), open seams, sould use new setup and strings, etc.), sold in AS-IS condition, made in Germany in 1958, 16" Strad model, lightly flamed two piece back, shaded amber-brown varnish, set up and plays ok, with shaped case (SN:8-4768)
110U-6480.....$200.00 buy

EASTMAN SIGNATURE 10 photos
VGC except needs work (needs new strings, cleaning, lots of scrapes knocks and dings, dope pegs, dress fingerboard, etc.), sold in AS-IS condition, made in China, 2006, Signature Series, lightly flamed two piece back, amber varnish, set up and plays fairly well, with shaped thermoplastic HSC
110U-6503.....$175.00 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.....$2,450.00 buy

EMILIO DA PADOVA 11 photos
VGC except needs work (is set up and plays ok but would benefit from a better bridge and good strings, etc.) sold in AS-IS condition, circa 2008, model 310, made in China, one piece back of flamed maple, orange-red varnish, with arrow shaped case, and fiberglass bow that needs a rehair
110U-6502.....$150.00 buy

EUGEN MEINEL (1928) 10 photos
VGC, very fine copy of 1725 Strad from the E.H. Roth shop, two piece back of medium-narrow curl, shaded red-orange varnish, big full tone, all new ebony fittings, at one time the violin had mechanical tuners installed so it has filled screw holes in both sides of the pegbox, lower centerseam on back opened at some point but has been repaired very well and has cleats on the inside, with nice Core oblong HSC, on consignment
110U-6308.....$4,000.00 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

FRANZ SANDNER (2000) 11 photos
VGC, made in Germany, circa 2000, Guarneri model 63F, two piece back of flamed maple, lightly shaded orange varnish, strong deep fairly rich tone, set up with Dominant strings, ebony fittings, with Weber oblong HSC, on consignment (SN:071895)
110U-6505.....$1,250.00 buy

G.A. FICKER (1957) 11 photos
VGC, Strad copy, model 176, nicely flamed two piece back, shaded amber varnish (may have been lightly overcoated), set up with Dominant strings, has a nice full tone that is fairly powerful, with Lifton shaped HSC
110U-6350.....$1,050.00 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 (SN:185)
110U-6521.....$1,600.00 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 (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. FICKER 1959 11 photos
VGC, model 195 Strad copy, two piece back of strong medium-narrow curl, even amber-brown varnish, boxwood fittings except ebony endpin, very nice workmanship throughout, fine full rich tone with just a little edge to it so it will project well, with decent German nickel mounted bow and Lifton shaped HSC, on consignment (SN:195)
110U-6440.....$2,200.00 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

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

HAFFNER (2004) 11 photos
VGC except for quite a bit of scratches and dings mostly on the top, made by the Eastman company and is basically an Ivan Dunov, two piece back of flamed maple, red-brown varnish, ebony fittings, Helicore strings, has a nice somewhat darker tone, with oblong HSC (handle and one of the zippers broken) (SN:2989903)
110U-6479.....$700.00 buy

HEINRICH GILL MODEL 54 11 photos
VGC, recent handmade German work from the Gill shop in Bubenreuth, Strad model, moderately flamed two piece back, shaded amber-orange spirit varnish, ebony fittings with a Wittner tailpiece, medium-bright tone that has a nice throaty quality on the low end, with oblong suspension model HSC, on consignment (SN:12987)
110U-6471.....$1,050.00 buy

HERMANN KREISER (1990) 10 photos
VGC, made in Germany for International Strings, Strad model, two piece back of narrow curl ascending from the centerline, shaded orange varnish, boxwood fittings, strong tone with good depth on the low end, very similar to E.H. Roth 1700 Strad model, with oblong HSC (one zipper broken), on consignment (SN:919210)
110U-6411.....$1,100.00 buy

J.A. NUGENT (1917) 10 photos
VGC+ except slighly low neck angle (fingerboard is 17.5mm above the top) but bridge is a decent height (30.5mm and 32-33 is standard), not sure where Nugent was from but does appear to be American made, workmanship a little funky but clean (except for scroll which probably was a German import with extra turn), two piece back of nicely flamed maple, yellow-orange varnish, medium-bright fairly pleasing tone and would make a good fiddle, with arrow shaped light weight case
110U-6413.....$575.00 buy

JOACHIM ZIMMERMANN 11 photos
VGC, made in Markneukirchen, GDR, 1984, two piece back of strong narrow curl, lightly shaded amber-orange varnish, ebony fittings with a Wittner tailpiece, bright but sweet and resonant tone, with shaped HSC and nickel mounted bow stamped MARCELLE WEBER, on consignment
110U-6392.....$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.....$2,250.00 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

KAY KRAFTSMAN B300 S9 BASS (1947 ) 13 photos
VG-EC, natural (blond) finish, all laminated woods (some de-laminating going on between the edges and the purfling), spruce top, highly figured maple sides and back, ebony fingerboard and tailpiece, purfled top, back and f-holes, 42" scale, Fishman (?) twin-element piezo pickup with 1/4" jack installed on bridge, loud and proud!, on consignment, with original canvas bag (SN:15726)
110U-6517.....$2,500.00 buy

KEITH DOERR (1989) 11 photos
VGC+, made in Battle Creek, Michigan by well known maker Keith Doerr when he was 75 years old, is Keith's #38, Guarneri model, two piece back of medium curl, shaded red-brown oil varnish, boxwood fittings (except indian rosewood chinrest), Pusch model tailpiece with built in fine tuners, string spacing at nut widened by previous owner, tone is very rich and dark, still has makers original bridge, has short crack under fingerboard which was repaired by the maker prior to varnishing, with oblong HSC, on consignment (SN:#38)
110U-6514.....$4,400.00 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

KING MORTONE 3/4 BASS (1958) 16 photos
The King of Rockabilly and Blues standup basses -- VGC+ but needs work (button and neck joint have been previously repaired - not very elegantly - so need to be addressed and made solid, glue fill open area in old but solid peghead repair, replace or rework currently shimmed bridge, perhaps replace or refit endpin, a high mileage bass with a lot of potential and it's LOUD - sold AS-IS), King basses were highly regarded laminated basses played by Willie Dixon and others, cool original decals on back and tailpiece, sunburst finish, real purfling on top and back, brass engraved tuners, 43" scale, made by H.N. White Co. of Cleveland (SN:3655)
110U-6519.....$1,050.00 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 although just a little quiet, with oblong lightweight HSC
110U-6497.....$925.00 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

LEOPOLD WITTHALM LABEL 11 photos
G-VGC, probably late 19th century, made in Saxony, Maggini model with double purfling, two piece back of flamed maple, shaded amber-orange varnish, set up with Dominant strings and a Wittner tailpiece, higher arching, decent even tone, with oblong HSC
110U-6507.....$875.00 buy

LIU RONG (2013) 11 photos
EC, made in China, Strad model, nicely flamed one piece back, yellow-brown varnish, strong fairly loud tone, with oblong light weight case
110U-6485.....$400.00 buy

NIKOLAS 44VLB00 11 photos
VGC except for a couple of deep scratches on the top, nice fairly recent Chinese, two piece back of medium curl, light amber varnish, boxwood type fittings, Dominant strings, medium-bright but fairly pleasant tone, with oblong HSC (SN:55881)
110U-6390.....$475.00 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 8 photos
EC, recent handmade Chinese Strad model, two piece back of strong medium width curl, shaded red-orange varnish, ebony fittings with a Wittner type of tailpiece, this is one of the more mellow sounding Chinese violins in this price range, set up with Tonica strings, with oblong light weight HSC (velcro hold down tie is broken), on consignment
110U-6423.....$575.00 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 10 photos
G-VGC except needs work (pegs are not great and would be better to be replaced, poor bridge and post, short (2 inch) saddle crack on right side, repairs to crack on back and rib at endpin, etc.), sold in AS-IS condition, Strad model, lightly flamed two piece back, golden brown varnish, is set up and plays ok, has a good sound for this price, with shaped thermoplastic HSC
110U-6414.....$225.00 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

OSCAR MEINEL (1936) 10 photos
VGC+ except for small repaired wing crack on lower treble f-hole, made in Markneukirchen, Germany, 1714 Strad model, two piece back of narrow curl, shaded red-brown varnish, new ebony pegs, fine workmanship throughout, very fine strong tone that is not too dark or bright, with old (probably original but pretty beat up) shaped case and inexpensive half lined nickel mounted bow that needs a rehair, on consignment (SN:12)
110U-6371.....$4,200.00 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, price reduced
110U-6040.....$1,050.00 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. price reduced (SN:362)
110U-6179.....$1,950.00 buy

POMEROY / DON PAINE 11 photos
EC except for original repaired crack on upper treble rib, nice handmade fiddle by Don Paine of Colorado, two piece back of highly flamed maple, shaded amber-brown varnish, some aspects of the workmanship a little funky but overall a nice instrument, full balanced fairly rich tone, with Bobelock fiberglass HSC and case cover (SN:#4)
110U-6282.....$1,800.00 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

ROBERT GLIER (1904) 11 photos
G-VGC, made in Cincinnati, Glier's #2678, Strad model, two piece back of medium curl, amber-orange varnish, bushed peg holes and new ebony pegs, we had the top off and did a bit of regraduation and fit a new bass bar, sound is brightish but very rich resonant and powerful, with oblong HSC (SN:2678)
110U-6379.....$3,350.00 buy

RODIER BROTHERS 10 photos
G-VGC, made in Kansas City, Mo. in the Rodier brothers shop, possibly by Anthony as it is the Professional model which he is said to have made, Amati model, two piece half slab maple back of handsome medium-narrow curl, shaded amber varnish, workmanship just a little bit idiosycratic but has a great full rich tone, probably circa 1930-40's, set up with Helicore strings and a Wittner tailpiece, with shaped case suitable for shipping, on consignment (SN:384??)
110U-6460.....$1,600.00 buy

SAMUEL SHEN SV 300 11 photos
VGC, circa 2000, very nice handmade Chinese work, nicely flamed two piece back, shaded amber varnish, ebony fittings, set up with Dominant strings and has a very nice resonant tone, with oblong suspension model HSC, on consignment (SN:200-5-79)
110U-6473.....$850.00 buy

SEUNG JOO RHEE (1990) 11 photos
G-VGC, made in Chicago under the tutelage of Tschu Ho Lee who currently runs the Chicago School of Violin Making, Guarneri model, two piece back of moderate flame, orange varnish, nice crisp workmanship, has a very lovely dark tone with good power, ebony fittings, Zyex strings, with good oblong suspension model HSC, on consignment
110U-6524.....$2,800.00 buy

SOFIA / STOYANOV 10 photos
VGC+, hand made in Bulgaia by Boiko Stoyanov in 1997, Master Art model, moderately flamed two piece back, shaded red varnish over a golden ground, very strong medium-bright tone, Indian rosewood fittings (except for ebony chinrest), with oblong HSC
110U-6457.....$1,850.00 buy

STRAD LABEL (CHINESE) 11 photos
EC, recent handmade Chinese Strad copy, two piece back of strong narrow curl, shaded and antiqued red-amber varnish, ebony fittings, Vision strings, strong balanced tone, with arrow shaped case and inexpensive nickel mounted bow, on consignment
110U-6477.....$600.00 buy

STRAD LABEL 9 photos
VCG, made in Germany, circa 1900-30's, two piece back of medium curl, red-brown varnish, new ebony fittings, nice strong tone with good resonance, on consignment
110U-6491.....$725.00 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

VIVO Q. STRAD (2012) 11 photos
VGC+, recent handmade Chinese Strad copy, nicely flamed one piece ack with ebony heel cap on back button, ebony fittings with Wittner type tailpiece, helicore strings, nice even tone that is not too dark or too bright, with arrow shaped HSC, on consignment (SN:1031)
110U-6443.....$650.00 buy

WALTER E. SANDNER 10 photos
VGC, Strad model 1/30, made in Germany, 2001, two piece back of narrow curl, shaded amber-orange spirit varnish, nice resonant tone that is fairly strong and balanced, equivalent to E.H. Roth 1700 Strad model, with oblong HSC (latch broken), on consignment
110U-6430.....$1,075.00 buy

WALTER MAHR (2000) 11 photos
VGC+, very fine handmade violin from the well respected Mahr workshop, Model IV, one piece back of strong medium width curl, lightly shaded and antiqued amber-orange varnish, matching ebony parisian eye fittings with a Flesch model chinrest, set up with Obligato strings, strong rich resonant tone that will project well, with oblong lightweight case, on consignment (SN:91088)
110U-6448.....$3,600.00 buy

WM. LEWIS & SONS 11 photos
G-VGC except needs work (poorly repaired soundpost crack on top, it's solid but no soundpost patch inside, needs proper setup and new strings, saddle coming loose, etc.), sold in AS-IS condition, made in Germany, Ton Klar Kayser model, Caspari pegs, two piece back of flamed maple, shaded red-orange varnish, with old shaped case (SN:134)
110U-6488.....$115.00 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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