First off, even if it has a tag inside that says "Stradivarius," don't quit your day job. Most of Stradivarius's violins have been accounted for, so chances are that you don't have one. Particularly if the tag also says "Made in Czechoslovakia"! The tags inside of violins are notoriously inaccurate because they are so easily counterfeited.
Before you even take the violin to the music shop for an appraisal, look at its condition. As you are facing the violin, with the strings up,… Continue
Posted on September 1, 2008 at 12:36pm — 1 Comment