Hey guys. Long story short, I am looking at possibly buying a 300 year old Italian violin that may be made by Camillo Barbiero. There are man things I absolutely love about it. Namely tone and projection. But some things bother me. I loved the tone and quality much more the first day. Then I straightened the bridge and it got more power but seemed to lose some sweetness and nuances.
I'm also not sure what to consider again when looking at a violin like this. I wasn't really in the market for a new violin though I was considering one all summer. (more thinking of a new violin)
I'll tell the whole story later but what are somethings I may want to watch out for in this instrument. I want it, but it's going to cost quite a bit even if I do sell my Gustave Bernardel.
Could someone give me a ballpark figure of what I can expect to get for a good condition (no damage) 1894 Gustave Bernardel with a Beare certification.
And how much do c 1690-1700 Italian violins usually cost? I'm trying to think how great the price is on this thing without divulging the price just yet.
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