Selling Inokuchi Violin for 10k
If anybody is interested, the violin here:
Is still for sale. :)
Appraised at about 10,000 CAN by Inokuchi themselves, can confirm that it is a great instrument-good for that transition stage between full-fledged professional and very good student. :D
The violin is in Toronto at Jaime Weisenblum's shop
Tutti Violini-can send pictures on request within next few days or so (or just ask Jaime/Give him a call and tell him Mr. A referred you).
I assume that's CAD. The maker appraised it at CAD 9,500 which would translate to ~ USD $7,200 (or €6,300, £5,500).
also, it sounds Inokuchi is basically self-taught and took a very long time to produce his first good instrument.
Glad to hear that you are still alive and kicking A.O.!
This is in reference to cornerless and Stradivarius and has nothing to do with the instrument offered for sale (or much of anything to be honest - I just appreciate the sound and performance).
Sweet! Thanks JRay. A distant cousin of Julia Fischer?!
Very engaging performance by Lamsma!
Thank you Jeff Jetson!
Simone Lamsma, who has a hefty international tour schedule, has changed the cornerless Strad for another one, with regular corners, as everybody has done who has played on the cornerless one. Even Joshua Bell has briefly played on the cornerless Strad.
If I had a 'Strad', I'd sell it - it'd probably be too loud and unsuitable for my tastes, and besides I need the eggs. I'm not sure I'd say the same about the instrument on sale here.
Just to note, if anyone in Toronto is interested I can always introduce in person to Jaimr and you can try out the fiddle. :)
"Most gorgeous D string ever, reminds of Joshua Bell's fiddle (but only on that string)"
@Herman West: Fixed to specify Gibson Strad. :D
"if you are not terribly dar away from To-Ron-To looking for a violin, put your prejudices aside and give it a try. "
Just a small bump. :)
You have to make your mind up: either Joshua Bell played a Gibson or he played a Stradocaster - the latter is made by Fender...
Nothing will sell a violin faster than a video of someone playing it and making a great sound on it.