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The other day I impulse purchased an old fiddle/violin. Inside it says that it is a Stradivarius copy. It seems well made, but I don’t know much about it yet. I plan on stripping the old finish off and applying a new one after I fix some cracks and other damages.


At first glance, it’s missing two tuning pegs, a bridge, tail-piece. It has a few cracks and chips and has some serious wear from play. However, the sound post is still in and in place and does not appear warped in any way.

I’ll post some more pictures of this later. If you know a good way to strip off this old finish I would like to hear it! Lastly, If you know anything about this instrument, let me know.