Posted 4 years ago
I don't know much about this, chinablue may be able to comment further, given it was her grandfather's. I know that my great-grandfather played this on horseback on his way to college. That was around 1905-1909. The tag inside says "Jacobus Stainer, made in Germany" I have installed a new bridge for it, bus still have the old one. I have the original bow, with the original horse hair (the one in the pic displayed with the violin), but I also bought a new one (that's the small one in the case). Once, my grandparent's home was broken into, the case was removed from the closet and opened, but the thieves didn't take it.. Thank goodness!
I put this as an Unsolved Mystery because it needs a category, and I'm not sure which it belongs. Also, if anyone has info about the company, please share :)
Oh, and for the record, no, sadly, I cannot play it... However, one of my old high school teachers could, and did. It plays beautifully when someone who knows how has access to it :)