It is time to buy a new violin... I have an Antoni Debut right now, and I want to upgrade it. Baring in mind that I have just about played the violin seriously for only about 3 month and is Grade 1/2 standard (I can play all pieces in Grade 1 syllabus and sight read a few, and play most of the Grade 2 pieces), Which of the violins would you personally suggest? I will, of course, try a few in a few days when the half term starts, but I need to have a general idea of which violin's will be okay till grade 5/6 ish. I have set a budget of about ?250, because I do not know what will suit my playing as my techniques develop... By the way a Gliga Gems is a little bit out of reach (I KNEW lots of people will suggest it! ) Are there any violins on the shortlist that you would get rid of? And can someoone comment on the Yitamusic violins? As they are sent from China it will be a HUGE risk to by it (and maybe there are import fees!).
The link of the ebay violin is: Violin and there are 3 quite nice reviews!
There is a stentor conservatoire going on ebay for about ?5o so I might get that, and change the strings.
Also, the Stentor Messina, Soundpost Concertante has got upgrade strings on them (probably dominants?) and the Andreas Zeller is in an outfit. I THINK all of them are used, I'd probably go in on Saturday to try then out. By the way I don't need a bow as I have a reasonably OKAYish bow.
Since my teacher has agreed to rate the violins, I face one more problem: How to get them to school. I have only one violin case and I have my clarinet and school bag to carry already! How on earth I'm going to lug the other violins up a hill...! It seems out of the question, and with the safety of the instruments (on approval) being left unattended in school and everything...
Anyways... Sorry for the essay but are there any other violins you can think of that are good? And please vote for one of the above! Thank you very much I wait in anticipation...
A very excited~
Awww... where has my poll gone???
Okay... I dont know how to do the poll so...
The options are:
Ebay violin (see link above)
^Please choose one Thank you!