I am teaching myself to play the violin. I am using a borrowed violin. My friend found out and gave me a violin that her father-in-law owned but never played.
It is a copy of Antonio Stradivarius, Made in Germany. It has either a bone/ivory? saddle and top nut, inlaid purfling, and a nice 2 piece flamed back. The top has very, fine and straight regular graining
It needs strings, polishing, gluing of seam on about 2 inches of the top to the side wall [what is that called?]. The only crack in the wood is at the very bottom of the side wall where the end button is located part of the end button is chipped.
Thanks for any input.
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