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Carbon fiber violin
Carbon fiber violin
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muck
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October 16, 2014 - 11:41 pm
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Hi,

i am new in this community, so please forgive me, if i placed this topic in the wrong corner :P

A few month ago i decided to buy a new violin, so i did some research on the internet.

I was really suprised, finding non-wooden-violins. :D

According to different Videos on YouTube.com the sound is very impressive.

I really would like to get your opinion on this or at best a few experiences, some of you may have with this sort of violins.

As far as i found something on the internet, the best quality carbon fiber violin is a german one.

Carbon fiber violin

Best wishes Muck :D

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Uzi
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October 16, 2014 - 11:47 pm
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I like the sound of the wooden violin better, but you can't play it out in the rain like the carbon fiber one.

 

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October 16, 2014 - 11:59 pm
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At 1890 Euros that Carbon Fiber one is a bit pricey I think for a student model. I'd say spend 400 on your 'learner' violin and save the rest until you've been playing for a few months. It couldn't hurt.

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muck
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October 17, 2014 - 12:23 am
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@Joe_Average I wouldn´t call myself a beginner.

I Play violin for years and thats the reason, why i want to invest a Little Money.

Furtheermore i have to admit that it isn´t only the Sound, but the design and the hybrid-/5-string-option, i like about this Instrument.

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October 17, 2014 - 12:29 am
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I am sorry I did not know you were that established of a player. My mistake! I am a beginner and I guess I just made an assumption about you, I do apologize for that. 

On the other hand, having a carbon fiber violin would be pretty awesome. Go for it.

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October 17, 2014 - 12:58 pm
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About a year ago I had the pleasure to play a carbon fibre violin. I did post about it somewhere back in history here.  It was not too bad. I will agree, like stated above, they are very pricey. It is not unlike any other instrument with regard to cost for quality. The weight, although a bit different, was not cumbersome, gangly feeling or obstructive to playing.

I was able to hear it with 3 different types of strings on it including Gut strings which sounded the worst of the lot. These instruments are fabricated to a specific formula/process, but I imagine there is still a variation in sound quality across a broad range of them. The manufacturing process itself, the purity of the substrate, the cleanliness and temperature during the molding/cooling, calibration and precision of the automated resign injectors, CNC cutters and heating unit quality and calibration, even the QA process throughout the manufacturing will all affect the final product. More then likely on lower end models, you will end up with epoxied cracks and filled holes, re-heated and recurred products covering blemishes and random manufacturing defects.

Would I own one if it became available at an affordable cost? Absolutely I would.

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muck
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October 17, 2014 - 2:25 pm
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@Tyberius  This was by far the most helpfull comment on this Topic :D

I contacted the german seller and on monday i test it myself (including the 5-string Version). Of course i´ll let you know :)

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October 17, 2014 - 5:19 pm
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Sounds very interesting muck. Look forward to hearing about it. If you can bring a camera in there with you, we can help you judge :)

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