Re: A Violin/Fiddle Question
Never trust a label on a Violin. Assume all are fakes. The Italians were the best violin cons in the business, now the Chinese are. I have seen some reproduction Violins out of China that are so good the Italians can't tell the difference. The violin may be a good one but it looks like the flame maple is "too good". I suspect Chinese just from an internet picture. Glasser bows and a new case do not usually come with a valuable violin. Take it to the nearest University with a Music Dept. and the instructors and students will give you a free appraisal.
I have the world in a jug, and the stopper in my hand.