QUOTE(Dawnmc71 @ Nov 19 2011, 10:40 AM)
QUOTE(Violin Hero @ Nov 19 2011, 11:23 AM)
QUOTE(Dawnmc71 @ Nov 19 2011, 08:34 AM)
No quartet this morning for me as I haven't got an instrument to play on...but going to put a deposit on that violin I've played and fallen in love with all week.....
What violin is it?
It is, supposedly, an Italian made (around 1905) strad copy. No name, but a fantastic sound, very responsive and easy to play, very even over all 4 strings and sings all the way up each string. Yellow/amber coloured varnish. Flaming on back horizontal and well matched, not in a "V". Purfling continues to a long, very fine point. Pretty back, not so pretty on the front but worth it for the sound. No significant damage, but has the odd mark to match its age And one corner was knocked off but well mended. Very light - the other slightly newer (1920) instrument was notably heavier.
Teacher is taking it to a luthier in Granada to get a valuation certificate for it this weekend/Monday and I get it back as MINE on Wednesday. I can't wait. Feels weird to not have anything to play....
Good luck with your search today. How's it going?
Just left a well known string shop/studio with a 9k Italian
, 1832, violin. I have an appointment with blackburn strings for half 11. Later I need to return the violin with the repaired crack despite how much I like it and the John Betts violin as it was just not the one for me.
Now to work out my route with all these tube closures!