844 French(?)
Nice vintage workshop violin, difficult to place precisely. It has two labels which look to me to be genuine, one is a JTL label which reads Jerome Thibouville-Lamy and Co, etc and the other is a slightly unusual Strad label, 'copie de' being in capital letters. The instrument, however, is not a typical Mirecourt Strad copy, although it may be an early model. In short, I can't guarantee that this is what it says on the tin, but I can say it's a nicely-made vintage European instrument with attractive blonde varnish and an unusual one-piece quilted maple back. It sounds lovely, rich and round and clear, and it is very responsive and easy to play. It will suit an ambitious young player or a keen amateur.
Condition: Some varnish wear and a few light dings, but no cracks, repairs or other issues.
Set-up: The ebony pegs are original. New bridge and sound post, new Wittner tailpiece and Helicore strings. Every Wild Goat Fiddle is checked carefully, and fingerboards and top-nuts are adjusted or replaced as necessary.
Price, including a new case and bow: SOLD