Dear readers and musicians,
This is my first post and I just discovered this beatiful site.
The thing is:
I am from Brazil and since I was a kid (I´m 23 years old today) I have this violin that I never played, that belonged to my grandfather. It is really old, and a little spoiled by the time.
One day I decided that I would like to know the "brand" of the violin. Then I looked inside and there is some kind of label inside, also really old and I couldn´t read. Once I got a flashlight and lighted this label I saw the writings:
"Antonius Stradiuarius Cremonenlis (or Cremonenfis, I can´t tell)"
in the line below:
"Faciebat Ann 1714"
beside this line there is some kind of logo, containing the letters ATS (I think) rounded by two thin lines with a little dot above the letter "T".
Below everything there is the writing:
"Made in Germany"
Now, I need to know, if is it a sign or something that this one is a Stradivarius, or it is just some kind of joke or a fake one, because I can´t tell like you guys can, from the sound of it, since I don´t have that kind of specializaed hearing.
So please, I ask all of you that could help me in any way, to do so.
I´m terribly sorry for bothering you and I thank you all for the attention.
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