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French hand carved Goddess violin for sale
old, 1860s French fiddle
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http://www.fiddlehangout.com/c.....ified/4757 I already created an add for it with pictures. didnt want to do the work twice. Friend is asking 5-6grand for it.

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Well, kinda pretty as an "objet d'art", but one would have to wonder how the changes in thickness on the back would affect the sound.  That scratch by the G string fine tuner may not be attractive to all buyers in that sort of price range either. 

Not that I'd know firsthand, since I never have shopped anywhere near that price range. LOL

This is probably a naive question, but I'll ask anyway.  Kind of hard to see through the rosin dust, but are those rectangular shapes near the bottom of the fingerboard something standard or common on that sort of fingerboard?  Can't zoom the pic or download it to get a closer look, but they look almost like they have numbers on them, or is that just a trick of the eye?

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Daniel,

I think you are seeing an illusion.  The fingerboard might look strange to you because it is an inlaid fingerboard.  It looks to me that the ebony is inlaid into rosewood then with all the rosin it plays tricks on your eyes.

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Thanks, Kevin.  Like I said, a naive question. 

"This young wine may have a lot of tannins now, but in 5 or 10 years it is going to be spectacular, despite the fact that right now it tastes like crude oil. You know this is how it is supposed to taste at this stage of development." ~ Itzhak Perlman

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I would be very interested in having it setup as best the owner can and then running a sound analysis on it.

I bet the results would be very interesting.

Any chance of hearing it played in a recording or video?dunno

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