ANTIQUE/OLD ANDREAS AMATI VIOLIN- 4/4 -GERMANY c. 1900

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  • Item Category: Entertainment
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Feb 04,2007
  • Channel: Online Auction

YOU ARE BIDDING ON AN ANTIQUE/OLD ANDREAS AMATI VIOLIN - 4/4 FULL SIZE - THAT IS LABELED "ANDREAS AMATI FECIT CREMONA ANNO 1679 - MADE IN GERMANY". THE LUTHIER BELIEVES THE VIOLIN WAS MADE IN GERMANY AROUND THE TURN OF THE CENTURY IN 1900 (APPROXIMATELY 100 YEARS OLD!!!). THE VIOLIN IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION WITH NO CRACKS AND THE VIOLIN RETAINS ITS' ORIGINAL VARNISH!!! THE VIOLIN HAS ALSO JUST BEEN PROFESSIONALLY SET-UP BY A LUTHIER, VIOLIN MAKER, AND VIOLINIST WHO HAS SOLD HIS HANDMADE VIOLINS AND VIOLAS FOR $10,000 OR MORE!!!

IT IS A WELL KNOWN FACT THAT VIOLINS HAVE BEEN IMPORTED INTO THIS COUNTRY SINCE THE VICTORIAN ERA WHEN VIOLIN PLAYING WAS VERY POPULAR. A LAW WAS PASSED IN THE UNITED STATES IN 1891 THAT STATED VIOLINS AND OTHER GOODS IMPORTED INTO THE UNITED STATES AFTER 1891 WERE REQUIRED TO BE LABELED WITH THE COUNTRY OF ORIGIN. THE VIOLIN IS LABELED: "ANDREAS AMATI FECIT CREMONA ANNO 1679 - MADE IN GERMANY". THE LUTHIER BELIEVES THE VIOLIN WAS MADE IN GERMANY AROUND THE TURN OF THE CENTURY IN 1900 (APPROXIMATELY 100 YEARS OLD)!!!

THE VIOLIN HAS BEEN PROFESSIONALLY SET-UP BY A LUTHIER, VIOLIN MAKER, AND VIOLINIST WHO HAS SOLD HIS HANDMADE VIOLINS AND VIOLAS FOR $10,000 OR MORE!!! (PLEASE CLICK ON "ME" NEXT TO MY EBAY NAME: "SAYWHATUMEAN" FOR MORE INFORMATION). THE VIOLIN HAS BEEN PROFESSIONALLY SET-UP WITH ONLY THE BEST QUALITY IMPORTED EBONY PARISIAN EYE PARTS INCLUDING: END PIECE, END PIN, TUNING PEGS AND GUARNERI CHINREST. THE VIOLIN HAS ALSO BEEN SET-UP WITH PROFESSIONAL QUALITY D'ADDARIO HELICORE STRINGS ($50 RETAIL), A HAND CUT BRIDGE, A GOLD FINE TUNER FOR THE "E" STRING, AND THE SOUNDPOST HAS BEEN ADJUSTED. THE PROFESSIONAL QUALITY D'ADDARIO HELICORE STRINGS PRODUCE A WARM, CLEAR, MELLOW SOUND WITH GOOD PROJECTION AND EXCELLENT PITCH STABILITY THAT ALLOWS THE VIOLIN TO BE PLAYED EASILY AND WITH QUICK BOW RESPONSE. THE VIOLIN DOES NOT HAVE THE SHRILL SOUND THAT NEW CHINESE MADE VIOLINS PRODUCE AND ARE SOLD IN VIOLIN SHOPS.

THE VIOLIN IS A FULL SIZE 4/4 WITH QUALITY CHARACTERISTICS: THE TOP OF THE VIOLIN IS MADE OF TIGHT GRAINED SPRUCE WHILE THE BACK AND RIBS ARE MADE OF FLAMED MAPLE (PLEASE SEE THE PHOTOS). THE VIOLIN IS FULLY LINED WITH CORNER BLOCKS, AND THE VIOLIN RETAINS ITS' ORIGINAL VARNISH IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. THE VIOLIN ALSO HAS GENUINE INLAID PURFLING AROUND THE TOP AND BACK OF THE VIOLIN THAT INCLUDES BEE STINGS EXTENDING TO THE END OF THE CORNERS (NOT THE DRAWN ON OR STENCILED ON PURFLING OF CHEAP CONTEMPORARY VIOLINS).

THE TOTAL LENGTH OF THE VIOLIN FROM THE TOP OF THE SCROLL TO THE BASE OF THE VIOLIN MEASURES 23 INCHES WHILE THE LENGTH OF THE BODY OF THE VIOLIN MEASURES 14 INCHES. THE UPPER BOUT MEASURES 6 AND 1/2 INCHES IN WIDTH AND THE LOWER BOUT MEASURES 8 INCHES IN WIDTH. THE VIOLIN COMES WITH NO BOW, BUT IT WILL BE SHIPPED IN A USED VIOLIN CASE SUITABLE FOR SAFE SHIPPING TO PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENT. A NEW VIOLIN CASE AND/OR BOW IS ALSO NEGOTIABLE, IF DESIRED.

I AM SELLING THE VIOLIN AS NO ONE IN OUR FAMILY PLAYS THE INSTRUMENT SINCE MY FATHER PASSED AWAY. MY FATHER WAS A GRADUATE OF THE COLLEGE CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC (CCM) IN CINCINNATI, OHIO. HE RECEIVED HIS MASTER'S DEGREE IN MUSIC WHILE STUDYING IN EUROPE AND HE SPENT A LIFETIME IN MUSIC AS A CLASSICALLY TRAINED MUSICIAN, ORCHESTRA CONDUCTOR, AND MUSIC PROFESSOR.

I WILL START THE AUCTION AT THE VALUE OF WHAT I HAVE IN THE VIOLIN AND HOPE THE VIOLIN GOES TO SOMEONE WHO CAN PLAY AND APPRECIATE IT. THIS IS A "NO RESERVE AUCTION" - THE HIGHEST BIDDER WILL OWN THIS NICE ANTIQUE/OLD STRADIVARIUS VIOLIN, SO PLEASE CHECK MY BUYERS' FEEDBACK FROM EBAY BUYERS OF MY VIOLINS SUCH AS: "DPARK6H6C", "MOOKSTERS6", "4HAPPYMUSIC", "JAZZJAZZLEUNG", "DESERTRATTLE", "SUPR_FLY_TNT", "ARNOLINBUY", "XMOUSE1985", "GOODLUCKBEAR430", "VMNTV", ETC. AND BID WITH CONFIDENCE!!!

NOTE: IF YOU WANT MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE SELLER, CLICK ON "ME" NEXT TO THE SELLER'S NAME: "SAYWHATUMEAN"

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