Carlo Bergonzi violinInstruments: Is it possible that this instrument is really that old?? How do I find out more about this instrument?
From Cheryl Leon
From Juergen L. HemmHi,
Posted on August 10, 2004 at 08:15 AM
Cheryl, it is possible that your violin is that old and has really been made by Bergonzi - however, it is not very likely.
Without the proper experience (which I don't have) it is impossible to say anything. Even with the proper experience, it is impossible to say anything without being able to physically examine the instrument.
Try finding a luthier in your area via the American Federation of Violon and Bow Makers.
From Marty DaltonI played on a Bergonzi...it was selling for 900,000!! Needless to say, I didn't buy it!
Posted on August 10, 2004 at 05:33 PM
From Brian BakCarlo Bergonzi's are great violins. They are played by many great violinists. Perlman used to play on one. I highly doubt that it would just be sold off like that. It's probably a copy, but it's possible to be the original.
Posted on August 11, 2004 at 02:01 AM
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