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For sale is a GCV Cremona Kreisler copy violin that I purchased from fiddlerman about two years ago. It doesn't get the play time that it deserves anymore and it kills me to see it sit.
Included: A wonderful Kreisler copy with engraved boxwood fittings and chin rest.
stage 3 despiaux bridge
two extra ebony chinrests
student books one being the popular suzuki method book(s)
Andrea Bang rosin (very good rosin)
Both a rubber and a metal mute
an everest shoulder rest
and a hand made slipper rest that I paid $100 dollars for.
The violin itself is the same as fiddlerman sells. I purchased it from him a few years back. They may be a little different now as all violins will look different from each other. The violin itself is a work of art. I like to take it out to just admire the flaming on the back. It projects magnificently my violin instructor was very impressed by both it and the bow. People were walking into the first floor of the store and remarking about the sound coming from upstairs.
It does likely need strings and I could share with you the information on what types I have tried if you are interested. The bow is as old as the violin but I don't think it needs rehaired yet as it didn't get the play time it deserved.
I can also throw in some CD's my excellent instructor made and some tabs ( I always played by ear and never used sheet music).
The violin has been stored inside in a cool area with proper humidity and has been left in the case. I rarely took it outside and when I did I would warm up my vehicle in the winter first. I did my absolute best to keep it properly cleaned and left in an environment where the temperature and humidity remained stable.
I think I would like to accept offers via personal message at first and then if that doesn't work I might list a price. I believe that good violins don't lose much value if well cared for and I hope you will see the value in the many extras needed to start. However I understand you might need some incentive to purchase from me instead of our beloved fiddlerman 🙂 so I can work on the price.
Finally I believe I might still have the original packaging so shipping shouldn't be a problem and I would of course insure before shipping.
Thank you for viewing my post.
I'm in WV by the way if anyone close wants to look!
I'll post pictures below.
GCV Kreisler 1730
@fiddlionist I love that GVC... ESPECIALLY with those original Soloist Fittings.
My suggestion for pricing is to try first to sell it for what you paid for it. IT is not depreciated....it is beautiful.
(IF I didn't just buy something..., and I had some bonus money or money falling from the sky... I'd buy it in a heartbeat.)
It is so beautiful..... I LOOOOOVE it.
Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato
@coolpinkone Thanks! yeah I really like it also. Probably why I still have it and why its so hard for me to let go. I'm in WV so there isn't too big of a violin crowd here... more on the fiddle side, and the fiddles I see here are usually incredibly ugly and poorly cared for.
This is probably the nicest one I've seen in this state and I've played violin's here that were twice the cost in the shops. Most of them absolute bricks with shoe strings tied to them compared to this one.
GCV Kreisler 1730
I'm actually concerned about keeping it as I don't like to leave things like that sit but it is in a stable environment in the house that always seems to be the same temperature throughout the year.
I couldn't find out how to update my topic name (maybe you can't?) but I would like to get
$1400 OBO for everything.
So anyone buying it would be getting the violin 200 dollars cheaper a 100 dollar slipper rest thrown in a bow that should have about half a years use left (if a person played enough to re-hair every year), the case, the books which cost me 10 or 20 dollars a piece (can't remember) the rosin was expensive but I can't recall how much and all the other goodies that nickle and dimed me to death.
We can discuss shipping if you are interested and I would of course insure it. I may even have the original packaging from when I bought it from fiddlershop.com and I would box it up in the case.
The money is either going to a very expensive plane ticket or a newish motorcycle so I can quit my soul crushing job and hit the road. So obviously I'm trying to get as much as I can.
Thanks again guys.
GCV Kreisler 1730