Excellent Antique French Violin - J.didelot C. 1925 Big, Beautiful Tone For Sale
This excellent antique French violin
is offered to the highest buyer with .
The violin is guaranteed to be authentic and genuine as labeled.
The violin was made around 1925 in Mirecourt, France, in the workshop of Laberte-Magne. This is an excellent example , very well preserved and in very good condition. There are three minor repaired cracks-two tiny, well-repaired wing cracks and a small repaired crack under the tailpiece that is not visible. The violin has been heavily used over the past century. There are nicks and scratches as would be expected but the violin has a fresh and clean appearance. The varnish is excellent and original, and the workmanship very clean and typically French. This is one of the better grades of Mirecourt violins made during this period. The catalog page pictured below from Laberte et Magnié "A la ville de Crémone" 1927, lists the Didelot violins as well as some of the other trade names used by Laberte such as Breton,Borelli, Marquis de Lair, Betholini, Couturieux, Fournier, etc.This violin is exceptionally well set-up with fine rosewood fittings and an excellent old bridge perfectly fitted to the violin. The violin plays very smoothly and easily on Thomastik Dominant strings. The violin tunes easily, the pegs turn smoothly and hold well, and the set-up shows the hand of a highly capable and meticulous luthier.This violin has a huge, powerful voice. This is a very capable tool for an accomplished and demanding player. It has the body and focus as well as the solid core of a soloist violin and the punch and projection necessary to deliver the message; even in the largest halls. It is a well-balanced sound, warm yet with the brilliant edge a performer needs. It is even and smooth across the strings and clear and clean all the way up the fingerboard. There is not a wolf tone to be heard, even way up on the G string. I was so impressed by the sound of this violin, I had a Boston professional violinist and concert soloist play it and evaluate it to confirm my own impressions. He felt that it had the tonal quality and power equal to satisfy the most demanding of players. In his words, "Anyone who can really play will like this violin." This violin is for the professional performer who needs a really capable performance instrument. It has my very highest recommendation as a superior sounding, professional grade instrument.
The starting offer is $49 and there is !
This is a fantastic opportunity for a serious player to acquire a really excellent violin at sale prices, with a money back guarantee. I am so certain that this violin will satisfy even the most serious player that if you win this sale, and don't like the way the violin sounds when you get it, I will refund not only the purchase price but also my shipping charge upon its return. I am very confident that once someone plays this violin, they will never want to give it up.
This violin carries a full 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you win it and don't like it for any reason, you can return it for a full refund including my shipping charge. Every penny you pay for the violin, I refund without any hassle or argument. But please plan on making up your mind and letting me know within 14 days. Absolutely no refunds or returns considered more than 30 days after sale end without advanced arrangements.
This is a full-sized violin. The back measures 14 3/16 inches or 360 mm.
The violin does not come with a case or bow.
Insured shipping and professional packaging of the highest order is $39 in the US, $59 to Canada and $79 to most other countries. I pack in new, custom-made shipping cartons. I use packing materials designed to provide superior protection for old violins. I ship very fast, usually within 24 hours of payment-or less. You can expect your package to arrive safely within a couple of days of your payment.
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