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Old Antique Violin possibly JTL ca.1900, branded & labelled REX

Old Antique REX violin, possibly JTL
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£2,850.00

When I first put bow to string on this violin my jaw dropped!

Violins of this price are not supposed to sound like this!
How can a violin of this price sound so good?

Forget all your preconceptions about labels and countries of origin.
This violin out performs many violins at multiple times the price.

If sound quality is your priority, you need to check this violin out
And Hear What You Have Been Missing.
It will be hard to find better value for the money.

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Simply wonderful sounding old violin with a REX label and branded “REX” on the back button.

LOB: 357mm

This is a very well made violin. This is definitely not your usual mass production German violin churned out quickly at low cost. It has been masterly crafted using carefully selected tone wood to produce a most wonderful sounding violin that outperforms many far more expensive violins.

We have been able to find little information about the REX label, but the one clue that we have is that it may have been a label used by an exporter or a brand import label for a shop in the United States. It was common practice in the past for exporters and shops to order violins from makers and supply their own labels for the maker to put in the violin.The one other REX labelled violin that we have come across was a Jérôme Thibouville-Lamy workshop product made for the Gretsch guitar company in New York.

This violin has been fully restored and a new Bass Bar fitted – which alone would cost close on £2000 – and it is fitted with quality Evah Pirazzi strings, our choice for all performance violins.

And what can I say about the sound of this violin. It has a clear tone, precise response, is even across all the strings, and has excellent projection. It has both brilliance and warmth. It is full of colour and has a richness of tone usually only found in much higher price violins. It sings like you can only dream of and has a beautiful ease that makes it a real pleasure to play

All this for Only – £2850.00

I believe that every violinist should have access to a great sounding instrument capable of expressing the passion within them at an affordable price. It is my mission to bring instruments capable of doing this to young and mature musicians alike, so that they can develop to the maximum as a musician and bring the joy of their hearts to the world. All violins are personally selected by myself as instruments with great tonal qualities that I would be proud to own as my sole violin. Each is carefully checked for build construction and condition. Any restoration work is done by my professional luthier partner and instruments are fitted with high quality fittings and usually Evah Pirazzi strings (although this may vary according to what we determine best suits the particular instrument). This is backed by a 12 months maintenance free guarantee - that is to say that we will undertake any maintenance  required on your violin within this period free of charge. All that you need to do is bring/ship the violin back to us. All violins come to you fully set up to their optimum and ready to play. We regularly ship worldwide, FREE of charge to you and fully insured. It is my experience that it takes at least 3 days of exclusive playing of an instrument to get accustomed to and appreciate it; with 7 days being preferable and the minimum time that should be allowed for trial of an instrument. Most shops allow 7-14 days for returns on purchases. I wish my customers a great buying experience and to have total confidence in their acquisition and consequently I give a 30 DAY RETURN PERIOD with a full refund of the purchase price provided that it is returned in the same condition. Any quality violin is a substantial financial commitment and one that you want to be confident will not be a depreciating asset. I am confident that any violin that I sell will at least hold its value over many years if well looked after and the majority will actually gain in value - this has been the general trend over a long period of time. I am willing to take any violin that I have sold back should you decide to upgrade and will give you the full purchase price paid for it, provided that it has been well looked after. I am here to help as much for you post-sale as I am before. I love to help and willingly give advice, assistance, and share my expertise and experiences at any time. Stay in contact, be sure to sign-up for my newsletter.