From Evan Garey
Posted September 7, 2012 at 06:08 PM
A quick search finds:
NIPPON 9 Photos
G-VGC, good pre-WWII Japanese Strad model, lightly flamed two piece back, shaded brown-orange varnish, decent strong tone, with shaped HSC
NIPPON STRAD LABEL 10 Photos
VGC, pre-WWII Japanese Strad model, mostly plain two piece back, amber-brown varnish, nice even lively tone for this price range, with old case suitable for shipping
I've got a half-dozen or 8 nice Nippon fiddles, a couple with the "Imperial" labels, most without labels. firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
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