Ref :   0999

A 3/4-size violin labelled
'Made for J J van de Geest'
Circa 1970

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Apart from his own personal output as violinmaker, J. J. van de Geest imported "trade" (commercial instruments aimed at the student and amateur market) from mainly Germany, Holland and Japan. Such instruments were usually of reasonably good quality and he always labelled them as "Made for J J van de Geest", followed by additional information, such as a serial number, date, address etc. These instruments were NOT made by J. J. van de Geest, but were the output of large trade studios (a euphemism for "factories").

This is one such violin, in good condition and well-toned. It is sold with a bow and case.


Dimensions :
  Length of back: 33.5 cm

Condition :
  Excellent condition with no repairs or cracks.
Recently fitted with new strings and bridge.

Provenance :

Price : R5 500


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