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FIRST PART.
Joseph Guarnerius, Andrse +2 nepos. Cremouse 17 IHS
Imitations of old Italian violins.
The old Italian violins have been so closely copied by many makers, with regard to model, wood, varnish and appearance of age, that it is difficult to discriminate between the genuine and the spurious. It is still more difficult when the copy possesses a fine quality of tone. It needs a practised, keen eye to determine the genuine­ness or spuriousness of an instrument, and it may well be that many, believing themselves to have bought a real old Italian instrument, have only obtained an imitation thereof. The inside ticket has of itself been closely copied, and may be purchased in sheets.
Constituent parts of the violin.
The most important part is the upper table or belly (a).
Exterior.
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