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What Is This Violin Worth?? I think it's rare
I got a violin as a present a while back & I'm wondering what it is worth.
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July 25, 2013 - 6:09 pm
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So I got a violin as a present a while back & I'm wondering what it is worth.

I've looked up the names & have had conflicting ideas on what it is worth, but no musical store will take a look at it for me.


Any idea on what its worth or any info about it would be greatly appreciated thanks!


It is an older electric violin, on the inside of it, it says:

Alvarez A Artiste

Electric Violin

Knilling String Instrument

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July 25, 2013 - 6:15 pm
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The most obvious first thing to do would be to look inside the violin on the label and copy everything that is written on it, with the possible exception of the serial number, and post it here.


July 25, 2013 - 7:30 pm
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Knilling string instruments are student-grade, but had quite a bit of attention given to them in the USA shop, for setup. They sell for more due to that, though they generally aren't better in construction than other violins. Adding the pickup would of course increase the value. I'd guess this violin sold in the $300-400 range when it was new. If it's in good condition now, I'd guess it would be in the $150-200 range if you were trying to sell it. (There are eBay sellers who try to sell used Knilling violins for what they paid for it, but they don't get many takers.) The several used Knilling violins I've looked at did not overly impress me. (Good sound is what I judge a violin on.)


July 25, 2013 - 7:44 pm
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I have to agree with Steve  $200 at best barring any cracks,etc

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July 27, 2013 - 12:31 pm
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Sounds right to me. I think that Ebay is an excellent way to sell. The world is your market.

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but the one who needs the least."

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