Seller: skilledtrader00752 (2,805) 99.1%, Location: Ironwood, Michigan, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 352981211743 this is a full size 24in. 4/4 violin made in germany for the first national institute of allied arts that operated from 1920 to 1940 from out of california. they sold instruments and classes. from research it looks as though guldan made some violins as well as ernst heinrich roth and others. i am not saying it is a roth but as you can tell from the wood choices alone this is one of their better quality instruments and was intended for an advanced to professional student. might have been made by a better maker than roth even. i have had about 4 roths personally. i installed 2 of the strings the G and D from strings that were in the case and it has a full rich sound with good projection. it weighs in at 465 grams so light and well seasoned. the top looks to be straight grained spruce and the rest beautiful flamed maple. ebony heel, tailpiece and pegs also. there is a patent date of 1917 on the white string package in the case. it sounds like a roth. simply a beautiful violin and i have seen them sell for up to $3500 with most between $2000 and $3000. a beautiful little lady. The last three pictures show a very much same violin sold by fiddles on the elk river that sold for $3500.00 and can be viewed online and other examples of the german made first national instruments. The american made violins are ok but the german ones are excellent. Condition: excellent condition with no cracks, very few wear dings. no seam separations etc. solid see pics. no returns/refunds is an auction. buyer will have to deal with post office if damaged in mail so keep shipping materials.