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    I know this is the "woodwind and brass" forum and my question pertains to a violin, but it seemed the best place to start given the common classical lineage of the instruments.

    I recently came into possession of very old violin. I am curious as to the make of the instrument. It came with no information and its only discernible trait, at least to my untrained eyes, is the word "Dresden" located on the bridge. Any suggestions?
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  • #2
    Have you tried looking through the F-holes for any markings? Many makers put the pertinent information there. I have a so-called "Stradivarius," and the only markings are on the inside.
    Play more bass.

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    • #3
      Wow never crossed my mind to look there. ha
      Model: Antonius Stradivarius Cremonenfis, Faciebat Anno 17
      Weapons of Choice:
      '78 Gibson Grabber
      Peavey TNT 100
      Furman SPB-8 Pedal Board
      Fender Volume Pedal
      Boss TU-2
      Boss DD-7
      EH Holy Grail

      Arsenal Reserve:
      '74 Fender Mustang Bass
      '06 Fender J-Bass Standard
      Fender Rumble 100 (For Sale)
      Tech21 Sansamp Para Driver D.I. (" ")

      I also rock a Casio CTK-515

      "Our ability to destroy ourselves is the mirror image of our ability to save ourselves, and what is lacking is the clear vision of what should be done..." -T.McKenna

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      • #4
        Same thing mine is. Apparently, Stradivarius and others would let other makers use their name as a sort of brand. So just like me, you have a false Stradivarius. Still playable, but it isn't a $12 million violin.
        Play more bass.

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        • #5
          rats. This was gonna be my ticket out!
          ha jokes. i figured as much. has metal tuning machines instead of traditional wood pegs. the scroll was has been broken and glued back and there is some warping under the chin rest. it will be good to learn on though, just needs new strings. thanks for the help.
          Weapons of Choice:
          '78 Gibson Grabber
          Peavey TNT 100
          Furman SPB-8 Pedal Board
          Fender Volume Pedal
          Boss TU-2
          Boss DD-7
          EH Holy Grail

          Arsenal Reserve:
          '74 Fender Mustang Bass
          '06 Fender J-Bass Standard
          Fender Rumble 100 (For Sale)
          Tech21 Sansamp Para Driver D.I. (" ")

          I also rock a Casio CTK-515

          "Our ability to destroy ourselves is the mirror image of our ability to save ourselves, and what is lacking is the clear vision of what should be done..." -T.McKenna

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          • #6
            Thats in better shape than mine. Mine has a cracked headstock and the wooden peg holes don't grip. Machines like yours would be the easiest way to make it playable.

            Have fun learning! Look around, there might be some instructors to get you on the right path.

            on a tangent, my nieces both play viola and seem to enjoy it.
            Play more bass.

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