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Chinny
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Warning: Rage/unhappy session alert

 

Ok so I like to shop (yes Im a girl, we like shopping) and since lil ol Perth doesnt have many shops I like to go online shopping, and Ive been looking around for a cheap white or antique violin. Sometimes my searches dont come back with the results I want and that's alright.

 

What's not alright is when I see violins being sold like this one. Take a close look at the bow, why on earth would they tighten the bow until it's like that? And they have the guts to put 'professional' in the listing name? It breaks my heart seeing that! cry

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Fiddlerman
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September 22, 2011 - 9:26 am
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LOL,

That is a Baroque bow (Just kidding). That is unbelievable. The worse part is that new-bee violinists that don't know better can see this picture and over tighten their bows. Crazy

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If my failing memory is correct,  isn't a bow a bow because it was originally a bow?   How did they tighten bow hair before there was a frog?  I think it is a very understandable boo-boo to make a bow look like a bow for display purposes even if a bow does not really look like a bow!

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I don't know for sure but looking at a bow that is tighten to that extend just makes me cringe!

 

So I may have been online window shopping and I came across a ebayer who has listed some pretty interesting violins, its so pretty and unique and AHHHH i think im in love (but im scared to order one because they arent that cheap and what if it sounds horrible or is damaged). Check them out and let me know what your thoughts are: Dragon carving Green Concert Song Violin and Violin Dragon Phoenix combined

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To me, the bow kind of looks like it was made to be like that.. but I could be wrong. ^^;

 

Oh my gosh! Those violins are beautiful. :O

I would be careful about getting one though..

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Chinny said:

I don't know for sure but looking at a bow that is tighten to that extend just makes me cringe!

 

So I may have been online window shopping and I came across a ebayer who has listed some pretty interesting violins, its so pretty and unique and AHHHH i think im in love (but im scared to order one because they arent that cheap and what if it sounds horrible or is damaged). Check them out and let me know what your thoughts are: Dragon carving Green Concert Song Violin and Violin Dragon Phoenix combined

Those violins are beautiful. Any time I shop online I always make sure there is some sort of guarantee or good return policy. Otherwise its not worth it. Especially when you're spending $800!coffee2

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Fiddlerman
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September 22, 2011 - 10:49 pm
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I am almost sure that they are not worth the money. They probably buy cheap white violins (non varnished fiddles) paint them and change the scroll or add something to the existing scroll. The sound is not liable to be great.

You never know though, you could get lucky.exactly

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My daughter loves dragons. I sent her a link to the green dragon violin. I have not heard back from her yet, she is at work. That is a lot of money for something you can't hear before you buy. Pretty neat looking though.

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September 22, 2011 - 11:32 pm
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I saw that you could buy the scroll. If someone were to take a great violin and just learn enough skills to change the neck on a violin to a lion one, maybe it would be fairly cheap in the end. Plus you would have a great idea of the sound in advance. 🙂

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Fiddlerman said:

I saw that you could buy the scroll. If someone were to take a great violin and just learn enough skills to change the neck on a violin to a lion one, maybe it would be fairly cheap in the end. Plus you would have a great idea of the sound in advance. 🙂

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You can change the neck??!?

I am so getting a horse scroll for my violin then. dancinbunny

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I have been considering getting a "kit violin" and replacing the neck with something like that.

 

WHOA!!! Just read that. I am NOT a Luthier. I just dream big. LOL.

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Mustang said:

You can change the neck??!?

I am so getting a horse scroll for my violin then. dancinbunny

A luthier can. It's not easy. It's a big deal but it can be done.coffee

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Sounds expensive...

Probably not worth it on a cheaper instrument, I'm guessing.

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Durge said:

I have been considering getting a "kit violin" and replacing the neck with something like that.

 

WHOA!!! Just read that. I am NOT a Luthier. I just dream big. LOL.

Yea i was considering doing that too. but then i realised i was being way too unrealistic D: 

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I don't know about unrealistic. 🙂 The only thing that makes any of it "unreal" in my case is that I am POOOOOOOOOR! lol. If I had the cash and the tools I would work on an unending stream of hobbies and crafts (my wife is a freakin saint I tell ya) that as of now are completely unrealistic. I have done all kinds of things that are crazy status. Everything from Beer Brewing (a personal fav) all the way to US ARMY tank driver (90s). Nothing is truly unrealistic, just unobtainable for the moment. 🙂

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