I found a violin that has an "Artisto" label and is a copy of a Strad. All my searching has not revealed any information about the instrument.The label has "France" typed lightly in blue and the instrument has very nice flame on the back and the neck looks like a tiger tail. The sound is very strong and a friend really liked the instrument. I found this one at an auction for $65.00 and that is all the history I have. A dealer looked at it and was very interested in buying it but did not give me any indication of origin or value. I am not interested in selling it and want to know if I should spend the money to get a professional appraisal done on the violin.
Any info. to share out there? Thank you.
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