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Tormod Syvertsen, 1982.  

The tag reads "Tormod Syvertsen/1982/131568."  (The "131568" was, I presume, his phone number.)  

The fiddle is in very good shape.  The only damages are

(1) A crack in the lower treble rib, close to the end button.  It has not been glued, but is not making any trouble.  

(2) The varnish on the bass side of the front, low down, is badly worn--enough that some of the pen-and-ink decoration is worn off.  (Perhaps some player held the instrument tightly with the chin, but without a chin rest.)

These damages are visible in the photographs.

I have replaced the sound post, bridge, and nut, and put new strings on the instrument.   (You get the old bridge with the instrument.)  The pegs are ebony and work well.  There is no wear visible on the fingerboard.  I have put on a chin rest.  Most of the photographs below show the instrument without the chin rest; one shows it with the chin rest.

The instrument is ready to play, as is.

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This fiddle has been sold