i wonder if that is some type of serial number a school or store assigned to loaner or rental instrument.. Ive no idea though. how does it play and sound or are you looking to purchase it?
Not mine and probably not looking to purchase, just saw this on local Craigslist and thought it was odd. I was thinking the same, some school or loaner program.
Here's the listing to see more pictures.
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Fiddlerman, yep, I think you're right about it. Talking of violins, I've heard about almost the same marks on some other models as well. And I think it's pretty good if the creator shows who is he, and when he has manufactured that masterpiece. I've got recently a violin few days ago, right here and now simply wonder, is there any of such marks on it as well, or not.