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rex
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does any one know what class a cvn 500 would be in? I have 4 violins- 1 really old, one really cheap,1 electric and the cvn 500. It really sounds great but the music shops say they are junk. It sounds better than there student ones they sell for 3 times as much. I think the 500 is a better violin, thanks

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I think people make up this class thing. You have great sounding violins that are inexpensive and expensive violins that sound bad.
If you are lucky, as you are, you get a great inexpensive violin that sounds great. If it is made of real wood and in good shape, plus sounds great, you have a first class violin.

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If the violin sounds good to you it is the better violin then.

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I tend to agree. If it sounds good and it is helping you to learn then it is a good violin.

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I was pretty much laughed out of a luthier shop by me when I brought in my CVN 500 and a couple other low cost violins when I started playing this last summer. I have a story about it somewhere on this forum. I just wanted to make sure the sound post was set up good, put some good strings on it and ask questions ext... Right now my CVN 500 is my favorite violin that I own. 

Since then I have visited a few music shops and tried some violins costing a lot more to compare and I liked mine better as well! And welcome to the forum Rex!

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I think how easy it is to play has an impact as well. A violin can sound great but if it  is hard to play it can cause an issue. That being said I still agree that quality or "class" and price are not necessarily linked.

If you are happily progressing and sounding better to yourself, then what a luthier or more likely a "salesman" thinks of your violin is his problem not yours.

 

 

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Thanks everybody for your input. my cvn 500 does sound good and it looks better and seems to be built better than all of the student violins that I have looked at. Just bought a cecilio electric version 1, I play it through my pod and the sound is awsome. it seems to go out of tune-all strings over night. I don't know what kind of strings to buy for it, and I would like to find a replacement pickup (HVPV-30) or something that will fit in its place--any suggestions?

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March 2, 2012 - 9:49 pm
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I love the Zyex strings. They are as warm as gut, as strong as steel and long lasting.
Don't know which pick up could replace the one that is on it. I do like the Barcus Berry but it is made for acoustic violins.
http://fiddlershop.com/index.p....._name=pick ups&product_id=3832

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do you have them at your store?  and thank you very much for your comparison videos, I just started playing about a year ago. I play guitar, bass and a little banjo but the violin has become a obsession, just can't put it down. I live in northern wisconsin-not very many people play violin/fiddle up here. the local music shop is very limited on violin accessories.

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You are very welcome!
I have them shipped directly from the Cecilio Music warehouse. This cuts the cost but not having to ship in two directions. I do have one here though.

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Rex, I just recently got the CVN500 from FM. The one I had before, I was renting from a local music shop, and it was three times as much as the Cecilio, if I wanted to buy it retail. In my opinion, the CVN500 has as much potential as the one I was renting, if not even better.

But again, the music shops, or luthiers will tell you that stuff you get online is crap, just so you do business with them.

I got pretty lucky with my CVN500, I have been meaning to take it to the local shop where I was renting from, so the luthier can adjust it, but am afraid they are going to start pointing out wrong things with it, when am sure they are just trying to low ball me.

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