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    1984 John Sipe Violin #N/A Description direct from Violin Maker John Sipe of North Carolina:

    This violin was made entirely by my own hand in the year 1984, in Charlotte, NC. It is a pattern designed after Stradivari and Guarneri models of Cremona Italy, with original traits by this maker.

    The violin is made of seasoned wood- top of medium grain to fine in the center. The back is made from maple- twopieced- of small flame. Sides and neck are about the same flame. Varnish is made by the maker, of an old European formula, red-brown in color. Measurements 1) Upper bout 6 and 9/16ths 2) Middle bout 4 and 7/16ths 3) Lower bout 8 and 1/16ths 4) Length 13 and 15/16ths (signed) John Sipe. Certificate of Authenticity is signed and dated March 15, 1985. Includes two bows and a Knilling hard case. Condition: Very Good

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