Violins by Valentino de Zorzi

October 10, 2006 at 03:35 AM · Is anyone familiar with the tonal quality and overall work of this maker?What is the going range of his instruments?Thanks!

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October 18, 2006 at 02:16 AM · I just bought a 1906 violin made by Valentino de Zorzi. It is incredible--very clear projection and quick response. The A and E strings are very open and a bit bright, while the D and G strings are dark without being 'tubby.' I adore the instrument! I bought it from Robertson and Sons in Albuquerque.

October 18, 2006 at 02:28 AM · Check prices at

October 18, 2006 at 06:18 AM · Ray, most of those prices are pretty outdated.

October 22, 2006 at 02:21 AM · A couple of prices from other auctions (2002, 2005) are $16K and 24K. See Tariso's Red Book results.

November 12, 2006 at 05:48 AM · I have an old Italian violin that was restored by Valentino De Zorzi in 1896, with his signature inside. Fritz Reuter of Chicago thought it was a made in Brescia, Italy possibly by Maggini. The signature of De Zorzi is in black ink (by hand not a stamp). That's all I know about De Zorzi.

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