Yes, I know ebay is a den of thieves but I've often wondered how the big name violin-makers go from obscurity to charging 10K+ for a new instrument. Obviously, the instrument should speak for itself but does it when there is a lot of competition and the person is unknown? So it becomes a question of: Is it even remotely sensible to gamble on a 2500.00 instrument that was used in teaching (as shown below) or is it simply ludicrous that a so-called quality instrument could be priced so cheaply if the luthier really made it all himself?
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