Rare Old Antique 1732 Vintage Italian Del Jesu Guarneri 4/4 Violin Butter Sound

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Seller: californiamusical (117) 100%, Location: Ventura, California, Ships to: US, Item: 333463464126 Offered here is a real mostly "Del Jesu," Joseph Guarneri 4/4 violin. It bears a label consistent with that maker and with I.H.S. in the corner. This violin was taken to London and shown to several experts. At Beares Violin shop, they told me the ribs, back, neck and scroll were Joseph "Del Jesu," Guarneri work, but the top was another Italian maker. At Brompton's Auctions, Peter Horner said the scroll was Storioni. All would not write a paper for it as they are afraid of being sued if they might be wrong. I will write my own insurance appraisal of $50K for this violin. I have done stringed instrument appraisals for State Farm Insurance in Southern California for 45 years. All the experts did agree that this violin is an important Italian violin from the 1730s. Amati.com Auctions of London offered to take it last year with a reserve of 7,500 pounds sterling. (About $10K) and expected it to go out the door much higher. I didn't have permission to sell it at that time. It belongs to a widow for whom I am selling the instrument so it needs to be a cash deal. The violin has various professional repairs to cracks on the table (top) but none on the Bass Bar or Sound Post. The ribs have the same, all of which are holding nicely. The back is healthy with a wood splice near the neck. See pix. There are the usual scuffs and scrapes to the varnish one would expect from a violin of this age. The instrument is extremely playable and requires no further work. I even put new strings on it. The sound is BIG, SWEET, and WARM BUTTER, a true solo violin.This violin has fine construction. The wood is tight fine grain spruce on the table and choice lovely flamed maple on the ribs, back, neck. Violin shops in the USA might retail this violin for $50,000. I believe it is worth every penny of that. NOW YOU CAN OWN IT FOR LESS! The violin is sold as is and as pictured. The violin comes WITHOUT BOW. It will be SHIPPED USPS PRIORITY MAIL FOR FREE in a case securely. What you see is what you get. Be sure before you bid and ask questions. This auction is meant for the USA only. FREE SHIPPING IN THE USA ONLY. Overseas shipping is available for an extra $100. Condition: In Very Good Condition

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