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Dave Lashof wrote at 2013-02-03 15:50:29
Hi Arturo

In going back through some posts I saw this one and thought I could add to the excellent answer provided. What you have is indeed just a copy as the real makers name is Garparo da Salo. That is with a "G" not a "C" and is Gasparo not Caspar. His labels were also never dated.  The instrument that you have is one of many thousands of copies and what are called "trade violins". These were made in the late 1800's to early 1900's and are worth from next to nothing to a few thousand dollars. Condition means a lot, so if it is in bad shape, it is probably not worth much. The only way to be sure is to take it to a violin shop for an evaluation. I hope this helps


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