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What is this thing worth?
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The Britain
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September 28, 2016 - 11:11 am
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My adventure continues, I've been looking to get a basic idea of what this violin is worth. I paid $500 for it, and I've been to several luthiers trying to get this thing priced.

The violin has a one-piece back and is raised in the Steiner fashion. The patina has never been cleaned from the instrument. The length of the violin is ~24" and the length of the bow is ~29". A stamp baring the name "Steiner" has been burned into the instrument in place of a traditional label. The date was written in pencil, and has faded with time.

If anyone knows I would be ever grateful!

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Fiddlerman
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September 28, 2016 - 12:04 pm
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I would say that it might very well be worth $500 if it sounds good. Looks like a Chinese violin with a nice back. Could be worth even more but I would have to look at it.

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Fiddlerman said
I would say that it might very well be worth $500 if it sounds good. Looks like a Chinese violin with a nice back. Could be worth even more but I would have to look at it.  

It's rather heavy and mellow, almost bordering dull. It doesn't have a "bad" sound, and it's consistent across strings, but I am not happy with it. I don't know what would be a good replacement under $800.

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Fiddlerman
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September 28, 2016 - 3:47 pm
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I could suggest the Fiddlerman Master Violin, the Fiddlerman Artist Violin or the Scott Cao STV500
Of course I'm Biased 🙂

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