: Thank you!
Roy Ehrhardt in volume 2 of his Violin Identification and Price Guide lists 12 grades of Joseph Bohmann violins selling in 1900 from $33 to $400 - rather high prices for those days. He estimates their value in 1979 to be from $400 to $2,000. Bohmann claimed that he made true copies of all the old masters using very old, thoroughly seasoned wood with a special amber varnish similar to that used by the old masters. He also required that orders be placed at least six months before delivery - indicating that his violins were hand made.