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My daughter bought a CVN-200 from KK music. She got it on sale for $79.95 and free shipping. A few things I noticed right off the bat. The stain that was used was not wiped off correctly and in a lot of spots it covers the purfling. The bridge is extremely thick and is too high. The nut is also too high and the string spacins is not even. The sound post looks to be in the right spot but it is too long and too tight in the violin. This is evident fron the f hole not being flush. I plan on repairng these items, except the finish and seeing how it sounds then putting on better strings and again hearing the change. Photos to follow.
I haven't made very many post's in a while. I was called to work at my old job for about a week and haven't been keeping track of what's going on here.
@ Kevin,,, I'm really surprised at the purchase of the CVN-200 and you with your knowlege about violin's for accepting it in the received condition that it's in. Sale or no sale, if it was me (but it's not) it would be back in the mail to K&K Music, pronto.
There is no reason that you should have to make/fix all the wrong's with it and I know you are totally capable of doing them. I would have paid a little extra money to get a good one, not a second quality instrument. They''re just trying to clean out their poor quality inventory for the year by running a great sounding sale. As Terry said, did they advertise second quality condition ?
$20.00 more would have gotten one from Fiddlershop.
KevinM you are a decent and good role model of generosity. The people who are regulars on this venue of ideas, learning and friendship astonish me on each visit. Hugs to you all.
I look forward to seeing/hearing your final efforts before you confer the little treasure into an otherwise musically lacking home.
Looking forward to seeing what you can manage with it, Kevin. Your projects are always fascinating to follow.
"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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