Help! haha..I played on a Vuillaume violin yesterday..and it was OUTSTANDING! The sound and ease of playing was incredible..at least to me. Anyway, my question is this. Is ther a way to authenticate that a violin is actually a JBV? I had never heard the name before and it took a while to even find out how to spell it! I did alot of research on him, but would like to know if ther are alot of copies of his work. The vioin had the usuall tag on the inside with all the righrt stuff printed on it, and the signature etc, but it is so easy to replicate that stuff now a days. How can an amateur decide whheter or not it is a real JBV without taking it to an expert, which are fewe and far between down here in the sticks. The violin isn't mine and likely wont be anytime soon. However there are a couple on Ebay, and if they play and sound as good as the one I played yesterday, I might purchase one of them. Any suggestions would be appreciated from you guys with the knowledge!
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