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Good evening all.
I have been thinking about getting a new violin after a year of learning (got my first one last Jan. and been having loads of fun). I found one at our local music store, but I wanted to get a bit of feedback from some of you more experienced buyers. I didn't get to take any pics yet.
It is an older violin, but it still look to be in pretty good shape for it's age (either 1920 or 1904). On the inside the label reads (not in exact order) "John Friedrich grand prize and Gold medal St. Louis World's Expedition, Stradivarius copy" I forgot what grade they said it was. They are offering $500.00 for it.
From what my newbie-trained ears could tell from giving it a try, it sounded very nice. I was just wandering if this would be a good investment for the price, giving the name and the age. I intend to get a new violin in the near future even if this is not it, and about the price range I was planning on. The biggest issues I have with it is if it being an older violin, would a lot more maintenance be required, and if it would be overwhelming for a newb.
Thanks for any advice and info on this.