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LOL! Kevin's right, there's lots of violins that say Strad on their inside label, and they're all made in China right?
I guessed wrong, and preferred the first too! So I gather from this test that newer violins feel the same as old world Italian ones? I suppose the "feel" probably has more to do with the bow, strings and rosin than the violin perhaps? I never realized that. It's different with pianos as the touch and feel of a Steinway is fairly unique, but I suppose the action on a piano is rather complex and lends to noticeable differences in the way it plays.
Ditto on mustang's remarks. Sometimes it's amazing how we treat something due to a name or the age of something. Like some art I've seeen. It's by s famous person, yet it looks as if a two year old did. It baffles me sometimes. FM was right on. I judge the instrument by the sound not the maker. Who knows maybe my cheap china violin will be worth millions in 500 years. Just being honest and hope I didn't offend anyone.l
I got it right on the first listen. I don't think it's due to any particular skill or talent on my part, nor was it just guessing. They definitely sounded differently, one from the other. It's that the second one just fit the sound I thought a very mature instrument would sound like to me. This is not to say I thought it necessarily sounded any better than the first, which in my opinion had a sweeter tone. Rather, I think the second violin sounded more "experienced" if that makes any sense at all.
If the above sounds like nonsensical prattling on, I blame my lack of coffee this morning...
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