1930s Amati-copy German-made 4/4 Violin

Despite looking like it was built in the '30s, this fiddle is pretty dang clean. The finish looks good save minor usewear here and there and a couple blems and it's well-made and has attractive flamed maple on the back and sides. Its sound is clean and direct and it handles well. I'm also not seeing any cracks.

It has a "Nicholaus Amati" copy label in the f-hole that's also stamped "Made in Germany." To me that suggests pre-war, early to mid '30s. The tailpiece, bridge, and chinrest are replacements but at least the tailpiece is older. Everything else seems to be original to the instrument.

Repairs included: mild adjustments -- this had been gone-through by, I think, Vermont Violins at some point. It arrived ready to go and with a classical-style setup.

Made by: unknown

Made in: Germany

Top wood: solid spruce

Back & sides wood: solid flamed maple

Bridge: maple

Fingerboard: ebony

Neck wood: maple

String height: classical-style (I can adjust to taste)
Strings: unknown but good quality

Neck shape: slim C

Neck relief: straight

Scale length: 12 7/8"

Nut width: 7/8"

Body length: 14"

Body width: 8"

Body depth: 1 1/2"

Weight: 1 lb 2 oz

Condition notes: cleaner, crack-free, ready to go. There's minor usewear throughout with a bit of rubbing on the edges and a few scuffs/scratches here and there. The worst of it look like two heat-smudges to the center of the back where the finish was disturbed.

It comes with: a hard case.