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Michael McWhorter wrote at 2010-02-12 19:53:15
I work for a website that lists and sells many things, including musical instruments.  The violin you describe Is an early to mid 20th century copy of a Strad.  There were literally thousands of these made, nad I have personally handled 5 or 6 in the last few months.   They are still fine quality instruments, but not nearly as rar or valuable as I'm sure you had hoped.  Every true Stradivarius is numbered and accounted for, so if yours were a true strad you would be an accessory to high end art theft, so be thankful it's a copy


David Lashof - professional appraiser wrote at 2015-06-18 20:01:45
Actually, real Strads don't have any numbers other than a date, so they are not "numbered" like post 1950 violins that often have serial numbers.


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Hello, I am a NYC violinist performing for Broadway shows, symphony orchestras, opera, and sundry theatre/pop tours. I would be happy to answer your questions about anything related to being a performer in the music business. I play both violin and viola professionally, so questions on playing either instrument are welcome. The only thing I am not well informed on is information concerning instruments/bows...those questions are best left to luthiers.

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Professional experience includes a variety of on/off Broadway tours and shows, numerous orchestras, tours with Ray Charles and Ann Murray orchestras, leader of the 20-piece Todd Sullivan Orchestra.

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Bachelor of Fine Arts (violin) with honors from Carnegie Mellon University (1999)

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