I'm looking at purchasing a new instrument right now, and one of the options is an unmarked italian instrument for which the people at Wilder and Davis in Montreal have assigned a value of $21,000 USD if I remember correctly.
If ever I wanted to resell this instrument in another city or place, would I have trouble getting equal value because the lack of history? A talented and knowledgeable luthier will undoubtedly be able to ascertain a great deal of the violin's history, but nevertheless, is it a risk to buy an unmarked instrument?
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