So I got this old violin it looks like it's been through hell and back. There are no markings or labels on the inside or anywhere on this violin. It seems very old and is definitely handmade, it might just be an old homemade violin. The symmetry of the scroll head stocks sides are off as are the f-holes and curves of the body. And the high tuners seem original and definitely hand carved, as the lower ones have been replaced. If y'all know or could tell me anything about this violin I would be so happy.
Here is a link to the pictures http://s681.photobucket.com/us.....how/Violin
@dk69: Definitely an old hand made piece. I don't think there is anyway to identify the maker, but by it's looks, I would say the maker is probably not with us anymore.
Thanks for the post and photo's. I'd be interested in what it sounds like. You probably / maybe should take it to a luthier ( if you're able to do that ) and have it checked out, then put it back in playing condition.
Ohhhhhhh,,,, and welcome to the FM forum.
What a lovely lovely violin. It is unique. It looks very special and handmade. What a little treasure you have. Welcome to the forum. If you ever get it set up to play it would be nice to hear. It is indeed a lovely gift. I have a weak spot for hand made wood work.
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