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tony lubold said
You can get 1/8 size stuff from Metropolitan Music in Stowe, Vermont.
It's 4861 Mountain Road. Stowe, Vermont, 05672. Phone is 866-846-5461. They have a web site that I think is metmusic.com
Thank you Tony. I have been dealing with Metropolitan for a few years and just forgot to check with them. I still want that mini lathe though to make my own pegs.
My daughter's first violin was a 1/8, a rental. It was beautiful! She fell in love with it. Can't remember who said it or where, someone said most kids wants to learn to play violin because it looks cool (then they gave up), I guess that's what happened with my daughter.
we have one of those miniature one (total lenght is about 6 or seven inches long) but no bow or case (some come with those and a certificate but may not be playable). I once saw one at Gliga, it could be a 1/64 or even smaller, it was for display. I'm actually thinking about getting a 1/64 violin (total length is about 12.5 inches long) as a collection (ebay and crystello has them for around $50 including shipping, some even have real purfling), and I like the idea of it being playable and i would love to try play it. However, i haven't made up my mind yet:)
Ebay may be another source you could get accessories for your 1/8 violin. Below is one of them:
To me, it is not cute, it is delicate, it is amazing -- amazing that they could make it so small and yet playable. They can make other instruments smaller, too, like pipe organ has different size (or even organ), carillon into smaller carillon (chimes), accordions, harmonica, but none of them are as delicate as a small size violin.....and so child friendly instrument....
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