Vintage Estate John Juzek 3/4 Size Violin With Wood Bow & Hard Case -
Case is stamp marked NYC Bd. of Ed. and dated 1965. Inside the case there is a
foil label. It says Lifton, USA. It also has #62 written on the exterior.
Violin is marked with a serial # on one side and has other info on the back of
neck. There are also numbers marked on the base. We believe this was made
pre-WWII as per research online. See below for more info about this.
Made in Prague, Czech - it has a label inside the body. Has 4 wood string pegs
and a beautiful curled top. Fret board has round paper sticker labels - likely
put on for student learning.
Violin is about 22 inches long by 7-1/2 inches wide at lower body, 6-1/8
inches wide at upper body.
Case is 28-1/4 inches long by 9-1/4 inches wide at lower body, 4-1/4 inches
wide at top. Case is about 4-1/2 inches deep. Handle is 5-1/4 inches wide.
Wood bow is about 25-3/4 inches long. Pre-ship weight is 4 lbs. 8 ozs.
Violin condition: In good vintage/antique condition. Shows wear from age and
use. It definitely needs work. Has good bones. The pros: There are no visible
cracks or splits in the wood and the major parts are included. Neck looks
straight and the one piece back looks even.
The issues: Strings need replacing. Wood has significant scuffs so refinishing
is likely required. Bridge area needs to be checked for tightening, repairs, or
may need to be replaced. The included wood bow needs stringing and cleaning.
Case condition: Frame is good in regards to having no dents or push ins and
the lid aligns with the base. Lock does not work but 2 hinged closures work to
keep case closed. They are all rusty and scuffed. The outer faux alligator
print covering and inside green plush fur lining are in poor to fair condition
from age, wear, and use. You can see the issues in our photos.
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In the early 1900's, John Juzek ran a factory in Schonbach, Czechoslovakia
renamed Luby after World War II), where John Juzek labeled instruments were
crafted. The John Juzek imprint on the label inside the F-holes reflect an
import -to-U.S trade name, not the craftsman. The city and country imprint
reflects the location of Juzek's shops, which were mostly in Prague before
World War II. The instruments were sold in North America, mostly in New York
City area, exclusively through Metropolitan Music Company (originally called
Czechoslovak Musical Instruments Company), a New York City firm founded in 1920
by Robert J. Juzek."
1920 to 1941 -Prague & Schonbach, Chz.
1941 to ? -Germany
This violin is marked "Prague" inside.)
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