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Cecilio 320L
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I recived my Cecilio 320L German-style Left-handed Violin today. I didn't notice until I tried to put a new "G"string the fine tuner looks bent but I fix that easily.

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On the whole it looks like a decent instrument. Similar to my Stentor Student II which is also Chinese. £85 ($120) is a cheap ish violin in the uk.
Shame about the damaged bits. Must be disappointing when you have waited with excitement for it to arrive.
The bow clip probably doesn't matter too much, but I hope the G string tuner is easy to fix (it fooled me to start with being a left handed violin!lol)
I am a buyer ( in Aerospace at the mo) but have always been in international purchasing so never be fooled, if something is not right, however "cheap" it is makes no difference. "cheap" is only a state of mind, and a violin, or anything else for that matter, should "do what it says on the can!"
Imagine If you bought a kettle in Walmart special offer sale and then got it home and found a teapot in the box! the fact that it was "cheap" doesn't mean that it doesn't have to do what it is supposed to do .(fit for purpose! Ever heard that phrase?)
Having said that, we all make mistakes in this "rush and hurry up" world, so if you think you should, phone or write to the seller and explain the problems, give them a chance to rectify the Problem.
One of my newly purchased ProArté strings unravelled, but I have nothing but praise in the speedy manner that the D'addario rep. sorted it. Even tho he was in the Us and I'm in the uk.

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I put a new "G" string on it and fixed the fine tuner it was easy. My wife (DragonLady) tuned it for me it sounds good. I just need to practice bowing better and it will be prefect for me to learn on.serenade  

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Excellent!
You two are lucky to have a potential 'duet' in the making.
Saturday's when I have my lesson is the only chance I get to play with someone else ( apart from FM's recorded 'twinkle' jam.
Will be good to see you both in action, playing and singing!

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@Terry

Man you gotta download the instrumentals you like from youtube and jam with them on the 'puter big screen! It's a lot of fun and you forget that "little black dots on those funny lines" stuff called sheet music.

Good for relaxing and getting used to rhythms and playing with others... even if you are just beginning.

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All right, FS!

 

serenade[waits for video of someone playing a lefty violin]

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Terry said

Excellent!
You two are lucky to have a potential 'duet' in the making.
Saturday's when I have my lesson is the only chance I get to play with someone else ( apart from FM's recorded 'twinkle' jam.
Will be good to see you both in action, playing and singing!

Terry said

Excellent!
You two are lucky to have a potential 'duet' in the making.
Saturday's when I have my lesson is the only chance I get to play with someone else ( apart from FM's recorded 'twinkle' jam.
Will be good to see you both in action, playing and singing!

Having the change to "jam" with someone kind of brings it all together for me. That  is where the fun is. I am fortunate to have a brother that plays a banjo, we try to get together as much as possible. He is a much better musician that I but I think that helps make me better. I do like to find certain songs on the internet and play along with them also. The only problem is that sometimes the songs that I find are in a different key than what I know how to play the song in. One of these days, maybe I can learn to transpose (not sure if that is the correct terminology) a song into a different key.

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I'll contact Cecilio music tomorrow and have them send you a new bow holder and G string. Thanks for the review. Look forward to hearing about the sound 🙂

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@ Fiddlerman Thanks for going through all that trouble to getting me new parts.

Right now I am learning the notes , finger placement and bowing properly right now.

  

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It's like building a house. After the planning you begin with the foundation. LB might correct me on this one. LOL

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Terry said

Imagine If you bought a kettle in Walmart special offer sale and then got it home and found a teapot in the box! the fact that it was "cheap" doesn't mean that it doesn't have to do what it is supposed to do .(fit for purpose! Ever heard that phrase?)
 

 

I never new there was a difference between a teapot and a kettle. You learn something new everyday.

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1) I never thought about Wally-world being in places like England

2)"kettle" vs "teapot" must be a British thing? I think they boil their water in kettles and steep their tea in pots with the boiled water...dunno

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dionysia said

1) I never thought about Wally-world being in places like England

2)"kettle" vs "teapot" must be a British thing? I think they boil their water in kettles and steep their tea in pots with the boiled water...dunno

Spot on. I couldn't have answered it better myself.
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Heh heh - I actually got it right? i was guessing because i have an old friend who was REALLY into tea... me, I just dunk a bag, saturate with sugar and drink!

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