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considering starting violin, looking for an electric
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djpixc
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Ok, I am considering starting to play violin, I need electric, due to living in a block of flats, I have a limited budget.

Can I go with spending no more than £150 on say a Cecilio??

I have asked around and people seem to think I shouldn't spend less than $600, no way can I afford this amount of money when I'm just starting but I'd rather buy one than rent it.

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Different people will have different views on it.. But I have generally felt that with musical instruments, one that you can afford now is worth more than several you might be able to afford "someday".

As I recall, Fiddlerman reviewed a Cecilio at about that price and said good things about it.  I would say he is more honest than he is a salesman, and if it hadn't been at least ok, he wouldn't say otherwise.

So get one and play.  Hope to see you around. 

I play electric mostly, but not the Cecilio.  Mine is even cheaper, but it holds tune and has held up to a lot of playing so far, so I have no complaints.  If I had known a bit more or had seen FM's review at the time, I might even have gotten one of the Cecilios myself.  They look like nice little instruments.

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Most people seem to love their Cecilio electric violins. I was super satisfied with the test but I didn't keep it so long. Gave it away on a raffle here.

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I think that with all the Q's and A's FM is asked maybe there should be a seperate Forum Topic called, "Pierre-a-Pedia".  rofl  dancing

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My Cecelio is great.  I don't bother with the headphones, just play it not pluged in and I don't bother anyone.

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Fiddlestix said

I think that with all the Q's and A's FM is asked maybe there should be a seperate Forum Topic called, "Pierre-a-Pedia".  rofl  dancing

Will be more accurate than Wikipedia, that's fer sure!

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Fiddlestix said
I think that with all the Q's and A's FM is asked maybe there should be a seperate Forum Topic called, "Pierre-a-Pedia".  rofl  dancing

lol... Very True.  It would be nice to have a section laid out that is nothing but reviews of all the violins pierre has done a vid for.  All in one place and labled.  Cecilio Black Electric, Concert Master, Kohr, etc...  Thats way people can see the vids and reviews, but find them real easy.  Like an entire section on the home page that just says Violin reviews by Brand, or what not.  That's way Pierre doesn't have to answer the same question everytime. 

Nothing bad on you, djpixc, don't think I am ragging on you at all.  But because this very question has been brought up before, it would be an interesting idea.

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you mean something like a LIBRARY!!!dancing

 

yea... wouldn't that be great!... Hey FM... another vote for a LIBRARY FOLDER....just sayin'  1st-place

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cdennyb said
you mean something like a LIBRARY!!!dancing

 

Exactly.    banana

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I love ideas. Please be more specific so that I can do this the right way. Where would we have this Library? In the forum or on the site? What exactly do you feel should be included?

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