This 4/4 German Master violin bears a label: Christ. Friedri Meisel aus Klingenthal 1803. I believe the label to be authentic and the work of this Master. A check of the Henley Dictionary of Violin Makers (see attached pix) shows this maker was selling for 70 pounds sterling in 1960. That was when the pound sterling was valued at over $3. per pound. With appreciation and inflation, a healthy violin from this maker would be worth around $6,000. This violin has many repairs (see pictures) including soundpost on both sides so I think the correct replacement value is closer to $2000. Because of the condition, I am starting the auction at $49. Fair warning, if the price of bidding hasn't passed $300. 12 hours before the end of the auction, it will be withdrawn. The violin back measures just shy of 14 inches. All of the repaired cracks are holding well. There are the usual scuffs and scrapes to the varnish one would expect from a violin this age. The sound is very robust, sweet and warm as I replaced the strings pictured with used Dominate strings. This violin would be perfect for chamber music or section playing. It is worthy of the professional and fantastic for the student. The violin has excellent construction. The wood is lovely fine grain spruce on the table (top) and choice maple on the ribs, back, neck. NOW YOU CAN OWN THIS FINE VIOLIN FOR MUCH LESS!!! The violin is sold as is and as pictured. It will be shipped WITH CASE securely by USPS Ground unless you need it sooner. What you see is what you get. Be sure before you bid and ask questions. If you bid the start price, win the auction, and are out of the USA, the shipping charge is $80. more. On Oct-26-19 at 08:01:57 PDT, seller added the following information: FAIR WARNING. I PAID $300. FOR THIS VIOLIN AND I WILL NOT TAKE A LOSS. IF THE BIDDING HASN' T REACHED AN ACCEPTABLE LEVEL BY TOMORROW SUNDAY AT 8 AM PST, THIS VIOLIN WILL BE WITHDRAWN.
SaleClic specifics for: Rare Old Antique 1803 Vintage German Master C.F. Meisel 4/4 Violin-Good Player!! Seller: californiamusical Reviews: 90 Positive Feedback: 100.0% Location: Ventura, California Ships to: US Item: 333365597197