Here is a nice antique E Martin Violin for your buying consideration. Would make a great gift or keep it for yourself!
This violin has a label in it that says E Martin, Sachsen in it. The label notes the violin as being a copy of a Stradivarius. Besides being an E Martin violin, what really makes this violin special is the four tuning pegs with the mother of pearl inlay design. One of the tuner pegs is missing a piece of the inlay on both sides.
Wilhelm Ernst Martin was a pupil of E Glaesel. He worked in Markenukirchen in Germany. Born in 1862 and leaving this world in 1907.
The pictures do not do justice to the beauty of this violin. The violin has a two piece soundboard and two piece back. Some rosin residue and finish most notably on the belly, some on the back. Nice darker brown stain on the of the entire violin. A hairline to the left side of the saddle that goes about 2.75" up onto the belly. A deep ding to the upper right side of the belly just to the right of the fingerboard. I see no repairs to the back of the violin, the neck or the scroll to report to you. The seam has come open a little on the lower part of the back. Nice purfling, f hole, and scroll work. The corner blocks are in place. The beaks look good. The fingerboard has no ridging that would impede string play. The four tuning pegs are in place. The soundboard and back are tightly glued to the sides, no separations to report. Great impressed stenciling on the back of the violin and on the button that E Martin was known for.
The sound post is rolling around loosely inside the violin body. Nice two piece back on this fiddle and I see no cracks or repairs on it to report. The purfling is painted on, not inlay. The chin rest, and tailpiece come with the violin. The nut is not in place.
The violin is 23.25" long (590.6mm), by 8-3/8" (203.2mm) across at the lower bout and 6.75" (171.5mm) across at the upper bout. The violin body is 14" (355.6mm) long.
The violin comes in an older hard case that shows some wear and tear. The latches all work and top securely attached to the base. A make shift handle is still on the case. There is no violin bow that comes with this violin. We have a number of violin bows for sale at any time separately in our store.
This musical instrument is not represented to be in playing condition. There will need to be refurbishing done to make this instrument playable again. Let us know if you have any questions or need additional pictures.
The pictures provided both complement and supplement the listing description, so please look at them very closely as well. With old items, there is no way one can capture all the little imperfections of antique items in words, so the two media are meant to be the full description.
Make sure that this musical instrument meets your needs and requirements before deciding to acquire it and you have reached your own opinion as to this violin's maker and authenticity. The item can be returned, there is a 10% restocking fee to do so.
So, please carefully review all the attached pictures, ask all the questions you have, come see in person or send a friend to see the item on your behalf, prior to deciding to acquire it. Don’t be shy to make an offer, we are always open to reasonable suggestions.
The strings and tailpiece will be removed to be able to more safely ship this violin to you. So, expect some reassembly. Comes with a semi-hard case. The latches and lock latch on the case work, top attached to base. See pics for some other items that were in the case that come with the violin as well.
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