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Very Good Antique American Massachusetts Violin-no Reserve For Sale
I am pleased to be able to offer this very good antique American violin to the highest
J. Volenec was a leading makerof the Pioneer Valley school of
Massachusetts. His output was prolific,and in his
day,the violins hemade competed in the same market as those
Andrew Hyde, Oscar Clark, Milton Wickes, RaoulRicard and Frank C.
Ball. Many of Volenec's violins wound up in the hands of
violinists and collectors because of their powerful and energetic tone
superior craftsmanship.They were quite expensive when new and
after by professionals and soloists.This particular violin
might be one of the best examples of his work to be found.
The violin bears the handwritten inscription of the maker and is guaranteed to be authentic and
is rustic in appearance and detail with a heavy handed oil varnish yet
artistic workmanship and materialsfrom the beautifully worked scroll
to the boldly figuredwoods. Detail such as the
gracefullycarved ffs, refined edgework and expressive
corners, the bold and artistic scroll,the thickly textured oil
varnish, and original model reinforce the clear impression of
violin is in nearly flawless condition with only a few minor scratches and
nicks making it any less than perfect. Perhaps the most severe wear is
some minor scuffing of the edges from use. It is really hard to find a
genuine antique violin inthis pristine condition. Please look at
the detailed photos carefully. They confirm everything I claim.
of this violin lives up to the expectationspromised by its
appearance.It has a very lively, high energy sound that is wonderfully
resonant and sophisticated. This is a warm tone with
profound, richly ringing overtones. It has a clear and well-focused power
but none of thestrident shrillness of raw, newer instruments. It
isa rounded and rich, soulful, singing quality that is a real
treat.The violin has superior response and excellent dynamics. It
can be played softly and sweetly with a feather light bow and instantly
transform into a tiger with a dominant and penetrating sound that can be heard
easily in even larger venues.If you dislike a boomy andhollow tone,
and want a fresh andfull-bodied soundthat ispure and
powerful, this one is a winner. This is a very exciting and energizing
violin to play that will give even the seasoned expert much to explore and
layers of colors andtextures to uncover. The violin is ready for
is a wonderful opportunity to buy a real, handmade antique American
violin that is as good as the day it was made. American violins is
where the appreciation is taking place as dealers, players and
collectors are realizing the original quality produced in these
generally one-person shops where the attention to top quality materials
and workmanship was the standard. It is most important when
purchasing a fine violin for investment, that the utmost effort is made
to find the best example of a particular maker or school in the finest
condition possible. This violin is in excellent original condition
starting offer is $49 and the violin will sell to the high buyer without
reserve. Please check my response and offer with complete
confidence that the violin will exceed your expectations or I will
refund your money in full. Try the violin for up to 14 days and if
it isn't what you were hoping for you can return it for a full refund
of the purchase price. Shipping charges are not refundable.
Where else can you find a violin of this quality, at sale prices, with a guarantee and generous trial period?
If you have any
questions, or need additional
photos, please don't hesitate to email me.
shipping and professional packaging of the
highest order is $39 in the US$59 toCanada and $79 to most other
Thanks for looking!!!!
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Very Good Antique American Massachusetts Violin-no Reserve: $900