Seller: mrbstillooking (624) 100%, Location: Illinois, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 263439427325 You are bidding on a Very Nice Vintage Antique Beautiful highly dark flame back Violin. I used the flash in picture #5 to show beauty and the pattern on back of Violin. The Violin has a one piece back that comes with a Case and 2 Bows. The Old Violin is approx. 14 1/8" in length, approx. 23 1/4" in total length and the bottom of Violin is approx. 8 1/8" wide. There are 4 corner blocks and sound post is up.The label reads "FRANCOIS GUILLMONT" "FIX-LA-CHAPELLE" as you can see in the next to the last picture. I was told by an eBayer that this was a late 1800's German made Violin. There are a few minor scratches on lower back that need polished and buffed out as seen in picture #4. There is about a 1/2" split near bottom of right sound hole as pointed out with my pen and as seen in the last picture.The Violin has an old Case that is in good shape with latches that work. The case could use new felt inside and it has 2 compartments. There are 2 Bows, 1 Germany, and the other I did not see any marks. I am not an expert or even a novice. We are selling several Old Vintage/Antique Violins from Dads collection. Stay tune for more Violin listings, possibly a Diamond or two or maybe several Diamonds in the collection. I did loosen the strings a little bit, advice from google on how to ship. I will try and take good pictures. Shipping cost includes Insurance and packing. Pictures should show details, condition, and worth. Feel free to ask questions. Please be specific with your questions. Thank you., Hopefully the close-up pictures will help describe this item. SPECIAL NOTE: When I list old, used, classic, antique, collectible, and/or vintage items, I do so in just the condition I found them, I do not scrape, or in anyway try to restore the item. I have found that most collectors prefer "farm fresh" and would rather do any cleaning or restoration themselves. So please be aware, you will receive the item as found. ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE ASK! I only accept PayPal. Will ship ONLY IN THE U.S. (Lower 48 States). Possibly Extra shipping cost if not in the Lower 48 states. Please wait for invoice if you live in Alaska and Hawaii. NO INTERNATIONAL SALES. Ship USPS mail only. Will usually ship within 1-3 business days following cleared payment. I try to provide enough pictures so that you can judge the item's condition, grade, or worth before bidding. I will try to descibe each item the best I can. Please send a message if you are unsure about a specific detail of the item I will try to pack each item carefully. I enjoy selling vintage, collectibles and antiques, so if you have any concerns please contact me before leaving feedback. All items are sold AS-IS, AS SHOWN, and AS DESCRIBED. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact. I will work with buyer and will combine shipping when possible. RECEIPT OF PAYMENT: Receipt of payment is required within 7 calendar days of the close of auction. If there are circumstances which may prohibit this in any way, email me immediately within the seven days. I will attempt to work with you, but always reserve the right to void any auction should no alternative arrangement be made or payment has not been received by the 7th day. Shipping insurance available at the buyers request and expense. REFUND POLICY: This does not apply to items that were damaged in shipping. I will gladly refund your money if I have misrepresented the item in my description and photos. Otherwise, all sales are final. The refund will only include the price of the item, minus any PayPal and Ebay fees. Shipping and handling and insurance are NOT included in the refund. Buyer is to send the item well packed and arrive in condition sent. Buyer is responsible for paying to ship the item back to the seller.