How can you tell a vintage violin?
Look inside the violin through the F-holes (the spaces on the front of the violin) and check for a label inside the instrument. It may be glued to the inside back of the violin. If the label clearly says in English, “made in (country)” then it is a factory-produced violin, not an antique.
Is my violin valuable?
One of the biggest things to consider with a violin is the quality of sound. If the violin shows a lot of depth and richness (especially on the lower strings), this is a tell-tale sign that it is a valuable instrument. Violins that sound “nasally” and/or “thin” are typically factory-made, and not as valuable.
What is unique about a violin?
Not surprisingly, the violin has no limits when it comes to what it can do. This instrument’s tone can ensemble a range of music styles, including fast, slow, and sanguine. The violin also gets its fame from being the tallest one among all of the string instruments.
Can you tell the age of a violin by its case?
Some of the old violin cases have patent dates on the latches or handle brackets, which will at least let you know the case is newer than that date. Cases are switched around frequently. Dating a fiddle by the case would be like dating a car by when the garage was built.
Is there a patent date on an old violin case?
Some of the old violin cases have patent dates on the latches or handle brackets, which will at least let you know the case is newer than that date. Cases are switched around frequently. Dating a fiddle by the case would be like dating a car by when the garage was built. Very true, esp for old violin which may have its case changed a few times.
Who was the first person to make a violin?
Andre Amati is the person credited with inventing the first modern violin. The first four string violin was documented to have been created by Amati in 1577. Some documents show that he fashioned… Read More Why is the violin always used for sad music?
How many octaves can a violin player play?
Unlike guitars where you use your fingernails or picks to play the strings, violins are played using a bow. Average violinists can play 4 octaves on a violin but exceptional players can play 2… Read More Where did the violin originate?