1920s German-made 4/4 Student Violin

While this violin looks pretty spiffy at a distance, close-up you can tell it's a pretty plain-Jane student-level instrument -- probably made in German, and built in the 1910s or 1920s. The back and sides look slick until you realize that the "flame" in the wood is just painted-on. Oops!

Still, after a setup, minor repairs, soundpost set, new chinrest, new bridge, and restring, it sounds decent and plays spot-on. I worked on this for a customer who's taking it home as his "second" instrument.