Is this a Jackson Guldan?

Edited: March 1, 2018, 11:46 PM · Bought an old unlabeled violin recently. Half the fun has been trying to figure out what, when, where it mas made. After reading about roughly-made Jackson Guldan violins, I wonder if that's what I have. Any thoughts?
P.S. I added the tailpiece, chinrest and new bridge.

Replies (2)

March 2, 2018, 5:29 AM · it looks like a very poor quality violin, not very German looking, quite possibly American factory production, that's as much as I can say, probably won't sound very good either, but it may surprise you, here's hoping for you.
March 9, 2018, 7:40 PM · Yes, I would say it is a Jackson Guldan. Can sound good, but that's rare.
They made several grades, that would be the base model.

Facebook Twitter YouTube Instagram Email is made possible by...

Shar Music
Shar Music

Pirastro Strings
Pirastro Strings

Metzler Violin Shop
Metzler Violin Shop


Yamaha YEV Series Violin
Yamaha YEV Series Violin

Dimitri Musafia
Dimitri Musafia, Master Maker of Violin and Viola Cases

Corilon Violins

American Viola Society Festival and Primrose International Viola Competition

Aria International Summer Academy

Ciaccone: The Bass of Time

Borromeo Music Festival

Bay Fine Strings Violin Shop

Bobelock Cases


Nazareth Gevorkian Violins

Los Angeles Violin Shop

Pro-Am Strings Ltd

Violin Lab

Wangbow Violin Bow Workshop