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Almost without exception, genuine violin experts are professional traders in this field. However, the status of violin dealers has long ceased to exist as an independent profession. 

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Expert opinion means the evaluation of an object, while appraisal means the estimation of its value. Art trade uses variants of these concepts, so it is recommended to distinguish them clearly.  

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Andrea Amati's earliest known, still existing violin is one of the 38 instruments made at the request of the French king, Charles IX's court orchestra. 

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The evolution of violins can only be dated with approximate accuracy and considerable divergence due to the small amount of research on the history of this instrument and having few documents as evidence thereof. 

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It is proven by the time-based comparison of the evolution of the violin and the development of approaches to artistic styles that the violin shape was created in the period of late Renaissance at the beginning of the early Baroque, which were evolving at the same time. 

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We must address the important question of why maple is used for the back and spruce for the top plate. There is still no satisfactory explanation to this issue. 

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Nowadays the variety of stringed instruments is mostly characterized by diversity.  The market has gone through great changes over the last years.  It is mainly due to a change in market demands and online trading.

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Brescia is the first and the oldest school. In fact, violin making was founded on the base of this school. Violins in Brescian style were built outside the walls of the Etruscan town as well. 

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School, as a word or notion, cannot be clearly explained unless we speak about it as a specific style trend. Besides, styles can be interpreted in a stricter or a broader sense as well.  

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