My husband found a strad copy in the trash the other day and now i'm wondering how old it might be.
the label says antonius stradivarius cremonensis faciebat anno 1713 made in czechoslovakia. It's printed and on the side of the label there's a lion standing on a drum and unerneath it says legalone or legatone. Does Faciebat anno 1713 mean that it's made after a model from that year or does it mean that the violin itself is made in 1713? If not does anyone know how old these violins usually are? you can see that it's an old instrument, it doesn't look like the factory made instruments they have nowadays. By the way is it factory or hand made? Thanks for your help!
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