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ok, you play the violin pretty well, and the auction house asks you to play a violin they will be presenting at auction to get your opinion of how well it sounds and plays. You say, sure, where is it?

They hand it to you and you roll it around looking at all sides, feel the wood finish and then play it... and you know what, it sounds pretty damn good!

Then they tell you that you just played a $2 million dollar instrument....

how's that make you feel?1st-place

 

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my first thought - Geez, I'm glad I didn't drop it!!!!

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I'd hold it ransom until someone took a picture or video of me playing it! LOL  

Wow, I couldn't even begin to imagine that!!  

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I would not care about the 2 million dollars worth, but the historical value.... omg my hands would tremble, I would smell it and yes pic also please! Imagine all the people who played it, all the songs it sang!

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If they were in their right mind...they wouldn't ask me to play it.

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Would you hand a guy that plays 'pretty well' a 2 million dollar violin? I wouldn't hand it to anyone laugh

 

I'd be thinking that they where 'having a lend of me'. (do they use that term in the US?)

 

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John said
Would you hand a guy that plays 'pretty well' a 2 million dollar violin? I wouldn't hand it to anyone laugh

 

I'd be thinking that they where 'having a lend of me'. (do they use that term in the US?)

 

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I think the term in the USA may be,,, "I would think they were letting me borrow it".dunno

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I believe the terms that come to my mind are:

 

A dream come true....

I'd play the sadest most beautiful piece I could find in the back of my mind and pray I could get a copy of the tape!

No one in my family would ever believe me unless I had an interview afterwards and they said what it was on camera! LOLfacepalm

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I can't even imagine.violin_girl

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Fiddlestix said
I think the term in the USA may be,,, "I would think they were letting me borrow it".dunno

To an aussie it means playing a joke on someone.blink

Seen it all. Done it all. Can't remember most of dunno ..... What was I saying???? facepalm

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I would not affliction about the 2 actor dollars worth, but the actual value…. omg my easily would tremble, I would aroma it and yes pic additionally please! Imagine all the bodies who played it, all the songs it sang!

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ok, you comedy the violin appealing well, and the bargain abode asks you to comedy a violin they will be presenting at bargain to get your assessment of how able-bodied it sounds and plays. You say, sure, area is it?

They duke it to you and you cycle it about attractive at all sides, feel the copse accomplishment and again comedy it… and you apperceive what, it sounds appealing abuse good!

Then they acquaint you that you aloof played a $2 actor dollar instrument….

how's that accomplish you feel?1st-place

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Good Lord I think I understood that!!!

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Google translator having a go at post #1 and post #4?

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Well, if I found out after playing it and saying it was good that it was a 2 million dollar violin, I'd probably wish I had 2 million dollars.

 

But if I played a pretty violin and decided it sounded good and then they told me it was a 2$ actor's prop instrument?  I'd take out my wallet and say "I'll take seven of them, please."  And I would take them home and name them after the days of the week and consider myself to be living in the lap of luxury as much as I would if I were a millionaire.  If they want to laugh, let them laugh.  I'd laugh plenty.

 

I'd also probably tell people, "Well, those 2 million dollar violins, they're nice.. but $999,998 worth of nice?  Too rich for my blood.  I'll stick with these."

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But Daniel, how would you feel the copse accomplishment?

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Yeah, but I don't know what that is, so I wouldn't miss it.  dunno

"This young wine may have a lot of tannins now, but in 5 or 10 years it is going to be spectacular, despite the fact that right now it tastes like crude oil. You know this is how it is supposed to taste at this stage of development." ~ Itzhak Perlman

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If I somehow did not recognize, by sound quality, that it was indeed worth $2,000,000, I would be disillusioned.

Does a $2,000,000 violin sound 1000 time better than a $2000 violin ?

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I think you'd have to play it and feel it before you could answer that question O.

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Oliver I would have to answer your question with an emphatic NO.dancing

 

It could not play 1000 times better.drooling

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