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wanted: Nippon or Japanese violins

Commercial notices: Older violins wanted labeled "made in Nippon" and made in Japan.

From Evan Garey
Posted September 7, 2012 at 06:08 PM

Good condition 4/4 instruments sought, should have proper neck angle, original varnish. Does NOT need to be set up, no bridge, no post, no problem! Willing to trade older German or similar violin or pay reasonable wholesale price. 914 443 1112

From Roland Garrison
Posted on September 8, 2012 at 05:57 AM
Elderly instruments (http://www.elderly.com) often has some older instruments; you may check there.
Look under 'Vintage and Used', then select 'violin Family' on the right edge (under 'Other Stringed Instrument').

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

and

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

From Rocky Milankov
Posted on September 9, 2012 at 12:59 AM
Once in a blue moon, you can find a violin made in Japan on kijiji:

http://ontario.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell-musical-instruments-string-Fine-Japanese-handmade-violin-with-free-bow-and-case-W0QQAdIdZ407816984

Good luck!

From duane lasley
Posted on September 10, 2012 at 05:15 PM
Hello Evan,

I've got a half-dozen or 8 nice Nippon fiddles, a couple with the "Imperial" labels, most without labels. violins88@gmail.com if you are interested.