Violin Info and Question
Could anyone give me more info on what they think about this violin? Is it me or does the tailpiece look a bit low? The inside of the violin is dustier than I expected so should I be worried about that? Also, I noticed that there are some seams along the part that connects the rib and the top plate of the violin. Is that something I should be concerned about? Why do the corners look knubby? One last question, why are the plates not out enough? Some parts of the plates end at the rib.
Thanks for reading this. Any response is appreciated.
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I don't think it's a huge problem. As long as there's no cracks or damage and it's set up well, I think it's fine. If in doubt, get a tech to check it out.
There are cracks on the top plate and along the ribs... the one along bass bar could be problematic and expensive to fix. Does violin have a buzz while played?
To Rocky's points, if that is a bass bar crack that has been properly repaired, it will still devalue the violin. If it hasn't been properly repaired, it will be expensive to fix. Neck resets are also expensive.
it looks like a nice Saxon violin that has unfortunately been revarnished which adds to it problems, the reason the corners don't stick out is it is Saxon Built on Back construction made without a mold. Do you own the violin or are you considering buying it, if so its probably not worth more than $1000 or so, assuming the bass bar crack is properly repaired, and the bridge is high enough. Not having the original varnish knocks almost 50% off the value.