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How much did you pay for your violin(s)/fiddle(s)?
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DanielB
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October 25, 2013 - 4:22 am
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There was another poll once for how much people *would* pay, but the question here is how much have you actually paid for your violins/fiddles.  I think it will be interesting to see what price ranges are the most common for members of this community.

This would be the price before any modifications, repairs or upgrades to the instrument, just what you paid to get it in the first place.

Multiple answers are allowed, for those of us who have more than one instrument (up to 10 different answers).

If you want to tell about your pride and joy or the worst piece of junk you've bought, feel free.  A lot of us always like seeing pics of violins/fiddles, if you are so inclined to show off your "baby" (or monstrosity..LOL).

 

 

How much have you paid for your violin(s)/fiddle(s)?

  • More than 50$, up to 100$(30% : 6 votes)
  • More than 150$, up to 200$(20% : 4 votes)
  • More than 100$, up to 150$(15% : 3 votes)
  • More than 1000$, up to 2000$(15% : 3 votes)
  • 10$ or less(10% : 2 votes)
  • More than 200$, up to 300$(10% : 2 votes)
  • More than 300$, up to 400$(10% : 2 votes)
  • More than 400$, up to 500$(10% : 2 votes)
  • More than 500$, up to 750$(10% : 2 votes)
  • More than 750$, up to 1000$(10% : 2 votes)
  • More than 10$, up to 50$(5% : 1 vote)
  • More than 2000$, up to 5000$(5% : 1 vote)
  • More than 5000$(5% : 1 vote)
Total Voters: 20

"This young wine may have a lot of tannins now, but in 5 or 10 years it is going to be spectacular, despite the fact that right now it tastes like crude oil. You know this is how it is supposed to taste at this stage of development." ~ Itzhak Perlman

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Fiddlerman
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October 25, 2013 - 10:02 am
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Interesting poll. :-)

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

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I chose $10 or less for the fiddle I inherited. Maybe there should be a choice for gift/inheritance.

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Very good point, Dionysia!

Other than just general nosiness, I was thinking this poll question might be helpful for people just looking at getting started since they often ask how much they should spend.  Maybe it would help if they could see how much actual folks who play have spent on their instruments.

But I definitely agree that violins/fiddles received by inheritance or as gifts, while they may technically cost the person who was given them "under 10$", should really be in a class on their own.

One like yours, where it was passed down to you, I would tend to think of as "priceless" rather than "cost nothing".  Ones that a player was given as a gift would be kinda like that as well, though not in the same class as an instrument owned and played by a relative who has passed on.

I don't know how to edit the poll or if it is even possible to move a vote, but perhaps Pierre could add the option you suggested, when he has the time.

Good thinking, Dionysia. 

"This young wine may have a lot of tannins now, but in 5 or 10 years it is going to be spectacular, despite the fact that right now it tastes like crude oil. You know this is how it is supposed to taste at this stage of development." ~ Itzhak Perlman

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