I see a very beautiful violin on eBay, link here cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll
I'm aware enough to ignore the flying color words they use to describe. But I especially notice this instrument because I've know of this seller/maker for awhile, and usually their violins/viola from 500$ to bottom.
This month they list many above 600$. And the one in the link is 1$ less than 2K.
What makes me even more skeptical is: no super size image as they've always done with their products.
They say good bridge but no picture to see the bridge clearly, and as far as I can tell the bridge is bending.
No information about who made it. They list on other instrument that MAster Song made this and that himself, or with his apprentices...Not on this one.
They claim it has very beautiful top, yet nowhere to see the scroll.
No sound sample. If I pay that sum, I deserve to listen to it before buying.
I've sent all these question to seller, and no feedbacks yet.
I admit it does look more beautiful than an average violin I usually see. But I can't help to ask myself those question. And with that money, a Zhu workshop instrument is more affordable and reliable even though it's not made by Mr Zhu. Is my point valid here? (assuming I buy them both from internet).
Am I over skeptical or paranoid?
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