When I was fresh out of high school and trying to be independent and live on my own, I sold my violin for cash. So, many regrets later, I found one at an antique store for $100 and got it. I have no idea if it is truly an old instrument, but it really looked pretty despite the scratches, nicks, and the warped area of wood from presumably being left in the heat. After some professional repair work, it plays, and I think it sounds nice. Soooo, I wonder what it’s history is…I have typed in the label to a search and really don’t find anything definitive. Any suggestions?
I like the idea of posting a picture of the label! I would also suggest posting a photo of the violin itself with several close ups to show detail work. I know that there are people out there that may be able to identify the maker of a violin based on the workmanship. Hope this helps! Congrats on finding and saving a great violin.