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An inherited Violin, experts please help!
Recently inherited a violin of which i am trying to find out some details.
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December 12, 2014 - 5:49 am
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Hello all,

I have recently inherited a violin and i was after some information regarding it,

I have tried to find the model online to get a description of what i indeed have, but i can not find any information and have never played Violin before.

It measures at 22" in total and it has the words Cathedral on which i presume is a brand? Is this a good brand? I have a bow too and a case.

Was just after general information if anyone has any?

Thanks guys!


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December 12, 2014 - 8:41 am
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Take some good pictures of the label inside and the back, etc. and post them here. That will help a lot.


Welcome to the family of fiddlers. I'm sure there's someone here that help. The name isn't familiar to me but I live a sheltered life so it could very well have a good history.


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December 13, 2014 - 2:03 pm
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My guess is that it is a relatively inexpensive student model violin.

I was able to find a UK shop that sells "Cathedral" coloured violins. Not all brands show up on searches. Depends on how good their marketing is.

From the picture is looks like a fairly new student to intermediate Chinese violin that has been branded. It's however impossible to tell from just that picture though.

How does it sound?

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December 13, 2014 - 4:00 pm
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Ok I dont know where you are located, but Ebay UK. list two on there site.

from cost I can only image that its a student violin. Something like Mendini is here in the States.

I could not find them new.

I hope this helps a little.

With violins there is no fretting over the music.

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