Fine Antique Violin -- 200 Yrs Old - No Reserve-$.01 Starting Price
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Fine Antique Violin -- 200 Yrs Old - No Reserve-$.01 Starting Price:
A VERY BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE 4/4 SIZE VIOLIN APPROXIMATELY 200 YEARS OLD, HAVING NUMEROUS OLD REPAIRS THAT CAN READILY SEEN FROM THE PHOTOS, HOWEVER IT IS IN STABLE AND PLAYABLE CONDITION.
THE INSTRUMENT HAS A VERY BEAUTIFUL TONE---- MELLOW, SINGING AND EVEN THROUGHOUT THE REGISTERS AS IS CHARACTERISTIC OF EXCELLENT INSTRUMENTS OF ITS AGE. IT IS A PLEASURE TO PLAY AND TO LISTEN TO. (IT DOES, HOWEVER NEED A NEW SET OF STRINGS)
THERE IS A LABEL INSIDE THE VIOLIN. PAY NO ATTENTION TO IT.
THE PHOTOS GIVE CLEAR INDICATION OF THE CONDITION AND CHARACTER OF THIS ANTIQUE VIOLIN. THE PHOTOS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES, SO BE SURE TO EXAMINE THEM VERY CAREFULLY AND USE YOUR OWN JUDGEMENT.
THIS IS AN sale ONLY LISTING WITHA STARTING PRICE OF $0.01 AND ABSOLUTELY .
THIS IS NOT AN "ON-APPROVAL" SALE
ALL SALES ARE FINAL, WITH NO RETURNS.
PLEASE NOTE THAT ISBOTH IMAGINATIVE AND USUALLY INACCURATEIN THEIR INDICATED SHIPPING COSTS....TO DETERMINE THE SHIPPING COST, SEARCH USPS (UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE) AND ENTER SHIPPING FROM ZIP CODE 94520 TO YOUR ZIP CODE, THEN INDICATE A LARGE PACKAGE WEIGHING 8 POUNDS AND MEASURING 35"X13"X7" AND CALCULATE YOUR ACTUAL POST OFFICE SHIPPING COST BY YOUR PREFERENCE OF AVAILABLE SHIPPING OPTIONS. BE SURE TO INCLUDE INSURANCE.
TO THIS COST ADD$20.OO TO COVERHANDLING AND PACKING COSTTHAT INCLUDESAUSED HARD CASE.
PLEASE CONTACT ME PRIOR TO MAKING PAYMENT TO CONFIRM SHIPPING COST.
PLEASE CONTACT ME REGARDING INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING COSTS AND DETAILS--NOTE THAT USPS SERVES SOME COUNTRIES ONLY BY EXPRESS MAIL RATHER THAN PRIORITY MAIL
.On Apr-24-13 at 14:09:15 PDT, seller added the following information:
note: the varnish on this violin is entirely original--the shine is from a very light French polishing before photographing itOn Apr-30-13 at 22:17:06 PDT, seller added the following information:Why I have a no return policy ???: Unfortunately I find a return policy is not feasible--often a dealer will buy an item to flip it to a particular customer he has in mind (telling them he has borrowed it "on approval") and if his customer does not buy it, the dealer returns it on some pretext...it is policy to go along with this charade. If you are not sure of what you are buying, it is far better that you buy from a dealer in person where you can feel and touch and even try out the merchandise on approval. The cost of this, of course, is that you must legitimately expect to pay for the dealer's overhead and cost of inventory. You will eventually discover that dealers must ask full prices to stock inventory and have a return policy, whereas individuals who are genuinely selling things do not ask full prices or offer a return policy.On Apr-30-13 at 23:23:49 PDT, seller added the following information:Although labels are changed in violins as often as people change shirts, and are generally untrustworthy, as close as I can make it out the name of the maker as given on the label in this violin is - CAROLUT ANTONINI BERGONZI(NI?)- it is not the typical bogus "CARLO BERGONZI" label. It may even be correct but an unlisted maker... THE Carlo Bergonzi had a violin maker son, who in turn had three sons who were also instrument makers, the last of who died around 1830. It is not recorded if these grandsons of Carlo may even have had progeny who were also instrument makers... take this all for what it is worth, or better yet, ignore it...This is a fine antique violin that stands on its own merits.On Apr-30-13 at 23:28:58 PDT, seller added the following information:
I have added another picture of the label (for whatever it is worth)--feel free to ignore it. This is a fine violin and stands on its own merits.