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Mendini Cecilio?
I bought one, anyone have any reviews?
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Hi! I have never touched a violin in my life to be honest hehe. But I found a Mendini violin by Cecilio on Ebay the other day that came with a bow, rosin, extra stings, and extra bridge, a case, and a tuner. I payed about $70 fir it, and it just got shipped out today, so I wont have it for a few days. I was just wondering if anyone on here had used one, and if so what you thought of it! If you have any tips for me please let me know :)

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Faithfighter said
Hi! I have never touched a violin in my life to be honest hehe. But I found a Mendini violin by Cecilio on Ebay the other day that came with a bow, rosin, extra stings, and extra bridge, a case, and a tuner. I payed about $70 fir it, and it just got shipped out today, so I wont have it for a few days. I was just wondering if anyone on here had used one, and if so what you thought of it! If you have any tips for me please let me know :)

What model did you order?

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you may get a good one or maybe not. With cecilio its 50/50. I have a Cecilio 400 Viola ($160) that isnt to bad, I had thought about upgrading and ordered the 500 ($400 i think it was) which turned out to be total junk and I returned it.

Best of luck to you and welcome aboard

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I have the same one, got it from ebay as well somewhere in California. I'm not unhappy with mine although now I am looking to upgrade it soon. I might see if the music shop I am taking lessons at would be willing to give me a trade in value for it. It's not bad for a first timer. Last year when I got it was the first time I had ever picked up any instrument at all so to me it made no difference.

Let me know what you think of it.

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Hi Faithfighter!  Welcome aboard!

Be sure to take to a local music shop so they can see if it is set up properly.  Some of the issues with Cecilio's are simple fixes like bridge and sound post adjustments.  A proper set-up will go a long way in helping you on your journey!

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” ~Benjamin Franklin

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