Ref :   0811

A good German 3/4 trade violin
Unlabelled, circa 1910

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This charming old child's violin is in excellent condition with no cracks or repairs. It certainly is German in workmanship and dates from a period - around 1910 - when the production of affordable and well-made German and French trade instruments reached its zenith.

Instruments like these are an excellent and affordable alternative to the junk trade instruments that are being imported per ton into this coutry from low-end sweat shops in the far east, which serve virtually no purpose (because nothing can make them sound good) and which ultimately benefit nobody - and certainly not music.

This violin, after about 100 years, is mature, stable, well-used and sounds great - offering a rewarding experience to any young musician's efforts.


Dimensions :
  Length of back: 33.3 cm

Condition :
  Excellent condition with no cracks or repairs. Some wear and scratches are purely superficial and don't affect the structural integrity of the violin.
Fitted with new professional quality Tomastik 'Dominant' strings and a Tomastik metal tail piece with built-in adjusters - highly suitable for a young student. Such tailpieces are becoming increasingly rare and are quite costly.
The violin obviously is fitted with a Guarneri-type chinrest, removed for the photos.

Provenance :
  Owned by Johan Grobbelaar

Price : R9 500


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