September 7, 2012 at 06:08 PM ·
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
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
September 9, 2012 at 12:59 AM · Once in a blue moon, you can find a violin made in Japan on kijiji:
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. email@example.com if you are interested.
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