Why would a violin come without the makers' label?

November 10, 2017, 5:56 AM · Would love some opinions on this. My daughter has been shopping for a violin, she's a high school senior getting ready to audition for college. The price range we decided on was $8k to $20k. She tried about 30 violins in that price range. We have ended up with an $8k violin that sounds the best! It comes with an appraisal from Paul Becker appraising it at $9k. Both of my daughter's teachers have liked this violin over the others and suggested she purchase it. It comes without a label inside which is the reason for a lower price. The violin is about 70 years old and is from the Chicago school of violin-making. Daughter is in love with this violin and it comes from a very reputable dealer.

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November 10, 2017 at 01:54 PM · You might want to re-post this at the discussion board rather than as a blog post. It would get more notice there and more responses:

http://www.violinist.com/discussion/

November 10, 2017 at 03:50 PM · Agreed, post on the discussion board. But congratulations! This sounds like a lucky find, allowing the best sound for the money, and with a very reputable person appraising it.

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