What a deal! The sound you are going to get out of this instrument is a great value.
This violin is a workshop model Stradivarius Copy. This is a step above the commercial factory instruments, but not a single maker instrument. The back of the scroll is stamped “Conservatory Violin Stradivarius”.
The top has been refinished and the back has also had varnish work done on it. The sides and scroll appear to be mostly original varnish. There is a soundpost crack and an center seam crack in the top. Both have been repaired and are structurally sound. There are also a couple of very small hairline cracks near the neck block on the top – probably from when the top was removed to repair the other cracks. These cracks are tiny, and have also been repaired. There is a small piece in the base side of neck that looks like it happened when the fingerboard was removed. This has also been repaired.
This instrument is in fair condition, and is setup and ready to play.
This is a great buy for an advancing student who is on a budget.