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A violin labeled 'Neuner & Hornsteiner' made in 1907

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     The German company of Neuner & Hornsteiner had a reputation for many decades for making consistently high quality student instruments. A great number of these instruments survive today and continue to provide reliable service, often with a sound superior to instruments made in less disciplined 'factories' of that era. This violin responds easily and offers a generous tone, without harshness but easily heard at a distance. The instrument is in generally very good condition, having suffered no belly cracks nor other serious problems. There was apparently some trouble in the lower single rib (no seam at the endpin - a single piece goes from corner to corner), but this was mended long ago. After 103 years, this remains a reliable and good sounding violin.