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Mendini MV400 vs Cecilio CVN (both ebony) ??
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November 7, 2013 - 11:54 am
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Hi all.


I hit a snag in my violin purchase. The builder I used before, well, he's playing tag.


So I came across two nice deals to consider, I know it's all Cecilio, but I don't know the "real-world" difference.


Anyone help?


Contender #1 -- Mendini MV400 - Solid Carved Spruce Top, Maple everything else. Real Ebony Fittings.


Contender #2 -- Cecilio CVN (colored series) - Solid Carved Spruce Top, Maple everything else. Real Ebony Fittings.


All Accessories are the same.

Price... Mendini is $10 less.


Is it just MacIntosh vs Grannysmith here, or Apples and Oranges ?




((ps- i am looking at the cecilio cvn-200 also, but looks like it's just a swap of Boxwood fittings instead of Ebony... Pretty but maybe a step down...)

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November 8, 2013 - 11:33 am
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Go for the Cecilio which is not Mendini. Mendini is Cecilio's cheap version.

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