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Gliga Violins
Is the Gliga violin any good? I am looking at their Genova 3 elite and the master violin here. Which one is better? My budget is less than $800.
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Also can someone send me a picture of the case that comes with the master violin? Does it have a hygrometer and humidifier?

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There is no better VALUE than Fiddlerman products.

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LionStaR said
Also can someone send me a picture of the case that comes with the master violin? Does it have a hygrometer and humidifier?  

http://fiddlershop.com/core-cc.....-case.html

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Thanks so much MrYikes. 🙂

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Fiddlerman said

http://fiddlershop.com/core-cc.....-case.html

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Thanks so much MrYikes. 🙂  

I don't see a hygrometer in it so no?

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I'd call Fiddlershop and talk to them about it. One option would be upgrading to a better case. The Courier has a thermometer, a hygrometer, and mine had a humidifier also, althought they might have thrown that in as a freebie (I was getting a fairly expensive violin).  It's only about $30 more than the one it normally comes with, so the odds are pretty good they could work you a deal.

If the Gliga supplier allows a 10-14 day trial, my advice would be to get both.  You can listen to lots of examples of the Master on Youtube. There might be a few examples of the Gliga, but I wouldn't bet on it.  Gliga has a good rep, but no place that I know of (online) other than Fiddlershop does things like demo the instrument for you, and will even do things like play 2 or 3 of them (picked according to the things you've told them are important to you) and let you pick the one you like best.

It will probably cost you shipping for whichever one you don't keep, but having them in hand and under your ear (and ideally, under the ear of someone who's judgement and skill you trust) beats any video ever made for determining which you like better.

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Sorry guys, I'm a little behind on reading my posts.
For the cases that don't have hygrometers, and even the ones that do (the built in ones can be quite inaccurate and cheap) this hygrometer is available and works quit well.
https://fiddlershop.com/accessories/violin-accessories/other/oasis-digital-hygrometer.html

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Fiddlerman said
Sorry guys, I'm a little behind on reading my posts.
For the cases that don't have hygrometers, and even the ones that do (the built in ones can be quite inaccurate and cheap) this hygrometer is available and works quit well.
https://fiddlershop.com/accessories/violin-accessories/other/oasis-digital-hygrometer.html  

The hygrometer in my Cecilio case doesn't work at all. It never reads anything other than 54.5% humidity, even when it is clearly much dryer than that in here.

I think the one built into my bathroom clock used to be more accurate than it is now. It's readings do move about, but it never it rarely moves to below 50%, while last winter it was reading an average in the low 40% range, which was probably about right.

And then I bought a case hygrometer, that has never been installed in a case, and it seems to be the most accurate of the three, but I have no way of knowing just how accurate it is. It reads mostly in the low 40% humidity range, as the wall clock did last winter, so that is probably close.

I will consider that digital hygrometer. These analog ones do not seem too reliable.

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