1930s Unmarked 3/4 "Strad-copy" Violin

This little oddity sounds just fine but is clearly marketed towards a student audience. It is a 3/4-size instrument, afterall.

It's confusing, too -- the back and sides with their dirty-grained flamed maple remind me of Suzuki-made (Japan) fiddles from the 1930s but the construction details, fittings, and finish style mostly remind me of Harmony or Jackson Guldan violins. I'm guessing it was built in the US by one of those firms because of that. The label is cryptic, of course, and only tells us that it's a "Stradivarius Copy."

I'm not sure whether this is going home with its owner or if it will be available on consignment, though it would be a practical, inexpensive instrument for someone to learn on.

Repairs included: minor seam repairs, cleaning, a replacement bridge, new strings, and a setup.

Top wood: solid spruce

Back & sides wood: solid flamed maple

Bracing type: tonebar

Bridge: maple

Fretboard: ebonized maple

Neck wood: maple

Action: quick/lower for fast fiddling
String gauges: John Pearse perlon-core/Thomastik-made Mezzo

Neck shape: slim C

Neck relief: straight

Scale length: 12 1/4"

Nut width: 7/8"

Body length: 13"

Body width: 7 5/8"

Body depth: 1 3/8"

Weight: 0 lb 13 oz

Condition notes: it's got wear to the finish in mild ways throughout. It's relatively clean despite that, though, and all-original except for the bridge and strings.