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I have recently asked my parents for my first violin and they gave me a Stradivarius 1992? I just googled that and found that the brand could be super expensive. Do you think that this is a genuine violin?

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Welcome to the forum!

Stradivarius is not a "brand" -- it refers to an individual maker, Antonio Stradivari. If this violin was made in 1992, then it can't be a real Stradivarius, because Stradivari died in 1737. This violin doesn't even have a copy of his label. The label says in English that it was made in Germany. (Stradivari lived and worked in Italy and his labels were written in Latin.) All the label tells you is that it is a copy of a Stradivari violin, which says nothing about its quality.

That said, a violin made in Germany in 1992 is likely to be at least decent quality, because factory violins haven't been made there since the 1970s.

Stradivari is considered by many to be the greatest violin maker of all time, and because of this, many violins (probably the majority of all violins in the world) are copies of specific Stradivari violins. Often the label inside is a copy of a Stradivari label too. The copies range from cheap student violins all the way to instruments suitable for world-class soloists.

Only about 500 real Stradivari violins have survived to the present day (out of a total of 960 he made) as compared to probably tens of millions of Stradivari copies.

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hamedhm,

 

Welcome to the forum, and you violin journey.

 

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AndrewH said
Welcome to the forum!

Stradivarius is not a "brand" -- it refers to an individual maker, Antonio Stradivari. If this violin was made in 1992, then it can't be a real Stradivarius, because Stradivari died in 1737. This violin doesn't even have a copy of his label. The label says in English that it was made in Germany. (Stradivari lived and worked in Italy and his labels were written in Latin.) All the label tells you is that it is a copy of a Stradivari violin, which says nothing about its quality.

That said, a violin made in Germany in 1992 is likely to be at least decent quality, because factory violins haven't been made there since the 1970s.

Stradivari is considered by many to be the greatest violin maker of all time, and because of this, many violins (probably the majority of all violins in the world) are copies of specific Stradivari violins. Often the label inside is a copy of a Stradivari label too. The copies range from cheap student violins all the way to instruments suitable for world-class soloists.

Only about 500 real Stradivari violins have survived to the present day (out of a total of 960 he made) as compared to probably tens of millions of Stradivari copies.

  

Thanks very much Andrew. Then at least I have a decent violin to play with 🙂

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@violinista - Welcome to the forum. 😁

Unfortunately your instrument is not valuable but that does not mean that it is not good. It might even be very good. It's just not a Strad.

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but the one who needs the least."

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