Posted 05 September 2000 - 03:02 PM
Posted 06 September 2000 - 05:30 PM
I went ahead and bought it (on eBay, of all places) only because it was pretty and the price was right. It has since arrived, looks and sounds terrific. The guy selling it was a guitar guy and it came with a bunch of other instruments he wanted so he had to take the lot.
Mine was also adjusted at Scherl & Roth, Cleveland except that mine is a 1984.
I'm far from an expert, but from the absolute junk I've seen around, my guess is its worth a whole lot more than I paid.I guess I got lucky for a change.
I'd strongly urge you to get a professional opinion before parting with it!
Posted 07 September 2000 - 09:02 AM
Posted 07 September 2000 - 09:47 AM
Posted 07 September 2000 - 10:59 AM
I respect A. Brown's observation and, while I've played all my life, I'm neither a professional violinist nor even more remotely,an appraiser. What I do know is what I like, aesthetically and musically.
What I would caution against is assuming that a "trade-in allowance" for a violin (as with an automobile) is the same as an independent appraisal (i.e. what someone would be willing to pay outright) devoid of any conflicts of interest.
Trade-in values are often obscured (in both directions) by simple manipulation of the selling price of the new purchase.
An independent professional assessment of your specific instrument is what you need.
Posted 09 September 2000 - 06:20 PM
Posted 09 September 2000 - 06:42 PM
Posted 09 September 2000 - 11:08 PM
I bet you have a Scherl & Roth model 301, which was made by Pfretzschner. I know that to be the case in the 1970s, at least.
I'd imagine that it would sell today for between $100 and $350.
That would be my guess.
[This message has been edited by Sebastian (edited 09-10-2000).]
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