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Looking for a new violin!!!
I am looking for a new violin and I need your help and advice.
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May 14, 2016 - 12:39 pm
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Hi everyone,

I am now an intermediate violin player. I am looking for ~$2000 classical violin. My favorite types of music are classical music, waltz, ballet. I love Tchaikovsky. I would like to find the violin that has a sound which is perfect to play the Nutcracker, the Sleeping Beauty or even the Swan Lake. Could you please help me to find a violin based on my description? If you have a recommendation of the violin, could you please send me the link where to get it?

Thank you very much.

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May 14, 2016 - 3:13 pm
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I can only refer you to the fiddlershop, and the demos that Fiddlerman (Pierre) has do e for many of the instruments they sell.   Personally, as a relative beginner, I have no other frame of reference but there are dozens, if not hundreds of short demos by Pierre of violins from the most basic 90, or was it 100 dollars WAY up to the many thousands of dollars - check em out on you tube as a starter for ten,....

I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes.  

Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)

May 17, 2016 - 9:17 am
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If you are going to spend +$2000 on a violin I would suggest you go in person to a dedicated violin store and try out several instruments and string combinations to find what you love. If your interested in buying a Fiddlerman instrument or similar (aka online) then I would strongly suggest you find someone who one near you and try it in person... because for that kind of money, personal preference in the sound is key.

Learning to Play the Violin again after 20+ years.

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May 19, 2016 - 3:59 pm
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Tesseract, normally that is good advice but you may not be aware that at Fiddlershop, we test and adjust all our instruments and work with the buyer so that they content with their purchase. For example, some players ask me to compare several different instruments of their choice (I can help in picking the best from many) and play them on a video for them to choose.
We have a 100% satisfaction guarantee and free in home trials as well. The cost if you don't like the instrument on a in-home trial is $60. We have a great track record with satisfied customers too. 🙂
Also, some customers feel that their playing level is not high enough to know the difference between a great violin and not so great and appreciate hearing it being played.

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