Tarisio auction: Is this Roth violin worth bidding?
I am not a dealer. I am curious because I heard Roth 1920s violins are good investments and they sound much better than the ones made in 30s or 50s. And I am looking for an upgrade in this price range (about $5000).
The Tarisio auction is happening now in NYC. The current bid is $4750. Can anyone tell me is this Roth worth bidding? For people who tested it in person, can you tell me how it sounds and its condition?
I am guessing from the photos that it looks like a Strad copy IVR model.
It's a good looking violin. One piece back always preferred so the wood doesn't split. Top has ultra dense grains in the center, and ultra wide outside. If made well, it could sound great.
Gaddas are going at auction for 2 to 3 times this amount.