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Violin Questions
Asking about an old violin
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Santiagod
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February 11, 2015 - 8:06 pm
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Hello, first of all sorry about my english, i would like to ask about a violin that my grandmother brought me from some country of europe to Argentina long time ago.

Label says Copy of Micael Deconet fecit venetiis 1754 bkn, the size is 1/4 and needs a little setup, (strings, bridge).

I want to sell it now because i already have another, so, does anyone knows the price? 

Thank you.

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Fiddlerman
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February 17, 2015 - 10:29 am
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Pictures are very helpful with these kind of questions.

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

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Santiagod said
Hello, first of all sorry about my english, i would like to ask about a violin that my grandmother brought me from some country of europe to Argentina long time ago.

Label says Copy of Micael Deconet fecit venetiis 1754 bkn, the size is 1/4 and needs a little setup, (strings, bridge).

I want to sell it now because i already have another, so, does anyone knows the price? 

Thank you.

Santiago que tal!

Bienvenido al foro de fiddlerman! Soy un estadounidense Violinista que vive aca en Argentina tambien cerca de capital. Si vos tenes algunas fotos del Violin que podes postear aca en el foro nos sirve para ayudarte indentificarlo.

Ademas tiene que ser una foto de alta calida y no solo de la etiqueta pegada adentro, sino tambien la forma del Violin con una atencion particular al cabezal del mastil. El trabajo del cabezal muchas veces es como la marca del lutier o taller que lo fabrico.

Al ver eso capaz alguien con un buen conocimiento puede hacerte una recomendacion respecto al valor que trae y lo que podes pedir. 

Si sos hijo o nieto de Italianos ( tal como muchos Argentinos ) o Gallegos, es posible que un antepasado tuyo lo trajo de Italia, Alemaña, Francia etc..... El apellido en la etiqueta pega a mis oidos como un nombre tano. El problema es que en el mundo de Violin, hay muchisimas copias y falsificaciones, no solo de los Violines mismos, inlcusive las etiquetas tambien.

Cual es la condicion del Violin en general?

Es bueno cruzar con un Argentino ( sos porteño o de las provincias? ) aca en el foro y a la espera de las fotos tuyas del Violin!

" I just keep telling myself...."It's all about becoming one with your bow"

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Hola Santiago,

Que dijo Eric, es la verdad.  Usted necesita un experto local para evaluar el valor del sus violin.  Pero, en general, fotos pueden ayudar. 

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. ~Herm Albright

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Uzi said
Hola Santiago,

Que dijo Eric, es la verdad.  Usted necesita un experto local para evaluar el valor del sus violin.  Pero, en general, fotos pueden ayudar. 

Hace mucho tiempo que publico este hilo de comentario.... me imagino que ya lo habia vendido y tal vez no necesita un consejo...

Bueno, si es asi, vemos

Uzi...muy buen castellano!!

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Fiddlerman
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May 14, 2015 - 11:08 am
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I must admit. I don't know what you guys are talking about. LOL
Need to either take a Spanish course or use Google translate or similar.

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but the one who needs the least."

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Fiddlerman said
I must admit. I don't know what you guys are talking about. LOL
Need to either take a Spanish course or use Google translate or similar.

Sorry about that...I got a bit carried away....

I was saying he needs to post some pictures, not just the label but the whole Violin especially the peghead. I also said it's possible if his ancestros were from Italy, France or Spain maybe it was bench made....because to me the last name of the label sounds "Italian" to me.

But then In the second comment I noticed this thread was posted a while back so maybe he doesnt need any help anymore.

We'll see if he follows up, his english is pretty good so I'm hoping he'll respond. There's alot of really good Violins down here that are very old brought over by immigrants. Many of them made their way into the hands of some VERY famous Violinists who played with the famous Tango orchestras of the early 20th century in Buenos Aires.

Here is one of the most famous: "Juan D'Arienzo y su Orcestra de Tango" I actually saw a Violin for sale here recently in Buenos Aires that was one of the Violins used by one of these Violinists in this group who passed on a few years ago. It was asking a pretty penny to say the least and I believe was French made. No doubt one of the Violins in this video.

" I just keep telling myself...."It's all about becoming one with your bow"

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