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I have a blue Cecilio violin. I like it, and it plays pretty well. I think the painted violins are made from lower quality wood. Maybe wood that does not have a good appearance. It could also have wood filler to cover mistakes made at the factory. In addition you loose a little projection of sound with the paint. One more thing, her teacher will probably take her more seriously if she has a traditional violin.
Thats true and since shes young she might want to join the school orchestra. A coloured violin would be a no go zone if that were the case. Can you imagine a coloured violin in a traditional-typed orchestra?
Never ever would I let my children play in a traditional-typed orchestra. Not before they're eighteen. If they start to play fiddle they will have gold-sparkle ones or black ones with white skulls. To make sure they don't get into Scandinavian folk stuff either...
I will take them seriously.
I wanted a pricey electric and my wife objected.
I then announced that if I could get the violin, I would let her pick out the color.
Done deal ! There was a nice selection of pretty colors right here in a local studio.
No woman could resist that
PS Still wound up with blue which I thought was kind of dull but mission accomplished!
When you come to a fork in the road, take it.
It completely depends on the maker and materials...Come on now shjotat, it just sounds like you should do a little reading up before firing off so many questions 😉
I'm not trying to be rude with you at all but you are asking many questions that are already answered on this forum. I hope all works out and you stick around.
I've heard that the paint kills some of the tone. Don't know if it's true though. All fiddles are laquered and I can't see why the pigments would make the sound worse. At that age, I'm not sure if I'd have noticed that kind of tonal difference. Probably I'd been more happy to play a good looking instrument than one that looks serious in a traditional sense, even if that one would sound a slight bit better.
It's her having fun with music that's important, not what others consider serious. And learning disrespect for tradition at an early age is always refreshing!
That is pretty much why I purchased a blue violin. It does not sound terrible, the D string is pretty weak compared to the others. It had all steel strings on it and I changed them to Dominants. I bought a new violin that had higher quality steel strings and swapped them. The blue violin sounds better, D is still a bit weak, but it is playable and I still take it to work to mess with in my spare time. Customers get a kick out of it, me playing violin in their front yard on my lunch break. Sometimes in the middle of the night waiting for switching orders or material. I do play quietly at times like that. I have a hard time convincing people it only cost $100.
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