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Million dollar violin seized by Germany customs
note to self: when traveling, be sure to carry bill of slae for violin!
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cdennyb
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September 19, 2012 - 6:38 am
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Here's an article about a muscian that had her violin seized at German customs and they won't return it!facepalm

http://blogs.wsj.com/japanreal.....n-germany/

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Fiddlestix
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She's got to be livid about the situation and angry too.  red_cursing

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That has to be a contender for the dumbest action by a government agency so far in 2012.   I hope the owner has a further option to sue.  (as in big $$$$).

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Fiddlerman
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Yes, I read about that. I was thinking that it was all made up. Couldn't possibly be true. Unbelievable really. Germany is not like that, they have soooo much culture and soloists with great instruments play there all the time. I for one have never needed to show any documents for my violin in Germany or anywhere else in Europe.
This is really going to do some damage to the reputation of the German government.

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does your violin have its papers? oh, i see...it appears we have a fiddlespy here! seize him!!!!! too funny

we have ways to make you danse? yes? (maybe thats a bit cold war russian and not east german?)

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Mad_Wed
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BaaHaa, PF! At least blaming Russia is still working =) Continue, my friend, we've got used to. roflroflrofl Loosen bootlace? - bad russians!!!

 

Disturbing story, btw! Not that i'll get a violin that could be taken that way, but....confusedred_cursing 

Fiddlerman
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Actually someone could easily want that Kohr K550 ;-)
Keep an eye on it at all times. smile

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cdennyb
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Thats right FM!

Who's to say she's not labeling a very expenisve violin with a "cheap" Kohr" label to circumvent customs... LOL

I can see Naska locked up in a dingy German jail at an out of the way airport waiting for fiddlerman to fax them some paperwork. facepalm

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Fiddlerman said
Actually someone could easily want that Kohr K550 ;-)
Keep an eye on it at all times. smile

Yep! I've already felt it. On lessons, when my teacher takes that K550 to show me how to play something... she plays and... plays.. and plays... And i say: ""c'mooooon, Liliya As'hatovna, i'll forget everything You've just showed me".. and she says: "No big deal, i'll show it again =)" roflroflroflroflroflrofl

 

cdennyb said
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I can see Naska locked up in a dingy German jail at an out of the way airport waiting for fiddlerman to fax them some paperwork. facepalm

I hope that was the worst thing, You can see about me, CDennyB! roflolfacepalm

Fiddlestix
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Sound's like your teacher like's it, Naska... violin_girl

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Fiddlerman said
Yes, I read about that. I was thinking that it was all made up. Couldn't possibly be true. Unbelievable really. Germany is not like that, they have soooo much culture and soloists with great instruments play there all the time. I for one have never needed to show any documents for my violin in Germany or anywhere else in Europe.
This is really going to do some damage to the reputation of the German government.

 

I heard from a violinist that it was true and it had just been returned to her recently.

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Mad_Wed said

Fiddlerman said
Actually someone could easily want that Kohr K550 ;-)
Keep an eye on it at all times. smile

Yep! I've already felt it. On lessons, when my teacher takes that K550 to show me how to play something... she plays and... plays.. and plays... And i say: ""c'mooooon, Liliya As'hatovna, i'll forget everything You've just showed me".. and she says: "No big deal, i'll show it again =)" roflroflroflroflroflrofl

 

roflol  Jeez, most people just want to take mine away and throw it! facepalmrofl

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....vR6d08L3nc

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Mad_Wed
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BaaaHaaaHaaa!

I believe that when i play infront of non-violinists, they have the same intentions roflol

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