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Thread #30334   Message #1081421
Posted By: GUEST,Eric
29-Dec-03 - 07:29 AM
Thread Name: What's a Strad, Amati etc fiddle?
Subject: RE: What's a strad? Markings for authenticity?
Had a violin in the family for ages, recently only took interest and noticed a few things about it. Firstly, it seems to be of great vintage which kinda gets you thinking about its markings
1. 'Stradavarius Concert Violin' stamped on underside of neck towards tuning pegs. Kinda hard to read as it has been branded.
2. No paper on inside stating brand or make.
3. Under the fingerboard there seems to be a serial number
marked/etched VIII.
4. The overall features, wood texture and colours (despite looking old)matches what strads are supposed to look like.