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Antique Violin 4/4 Fiddle Nippon Japan Full size Vintage Bow Suzuki - $350 (Bakersfield)

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1896-1921 antique 4/4 violin or fiddle of spruce and maple with vintage bow and case.
All items are sold AS IS.
CASH only.
Pickup from Southwest Bakersfield.
Details:
Violin total length is around 23.5 or a little under.
Violin body length is approximately 14.
I believe it is a 4/4 full size instrument.
The wood looks beautiful with low wear/damage considering the age. Research indicates it is probably tight-grained Japanese Ezo Spruce top and flamed Maple back, sides, neck.
I have no experience with stringed instruments and cannot report on its quality.
The label is complete and says “Trademark Made In Nippon” with a symbol that may be an early Suzuki one of a stylized flower made of interlocking Ss. Mid-1890s the United States passed a law requiring imported merchandise be labeled with the name of the country of origin. Japan was marked as the Japanese "Nippon.” Then 1921 (?) the law required imports be labeled with the name of the country of origin in English, so the Nippon mark was changed to the English translation: Japan.
The bow looks complete and has the strings, but I am not qualified to judge its condition.
The bow total length is approximate 29.
The case is likely original and has a lot of wear, including odd strong odor, broken handle, and the lock had to be wrenched open after the key was locked inside. (It does still have the little key.) It is black exterior with a striking green velvet interior.
The case total length is roughly 30.75.

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