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ozmous
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I actually got this on the first day of April, and I posted this late because of some problems on my account, but thanks to RosinedUp and Fiddlerman, everything is now okay.

I have been searching for something that is cheap yet good online...online because I seriously can't find any good violins here in my place, I have searched anywhere to find one, and everything ended up online. here are the advertisement pictures(btw, they said "what you see is what you get"):

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Now; when it came, I didn't expect that much, because I paid about $150+ including the shipping:

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the ad says that it has a coffin case, but it came with a rectangular one, which is a delight because I've always wanted to have one:

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when I opened it, it was one of the best moment I've experienced :P  

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(note: it only came with one bow, I've just added my other bow to that because it just looked so good :) ), it also came with a light rosin, and also, at the pictures above, you may noticed that the violin doesn't have a fine tuner, I removed it because I never use a fine tuner, and I've also immediately changed the bridge and the strings, the case is very good

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Now, for the violin, they said "what you see is what you get"....and they were not lying, it has a very lovely and tight grained spruce table:

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it is a Del gesu copy, real puflings, the fingerboard is real ebony, and is not painted to make it more dark because I've seen many real ebony fingerboard that are still painted, but this is not the fittings are boxwood, it has an ebony nut and saddle, has lovely flames and the scroll is carved perfectly! the soundpost didn't fell when I changed all the strings and the bridge, the pegs don't slip nor stick much, I can tune it smoothly, the varnish is nicely antiqued.

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everything is great! $150+ for everything plus the shipping, and about $8 for the custom's tax, I didn't believed it at first and expected for something that is worst, but the sound is nice, very beautiful dark and earthy tone, this is just probably a luck or something, but everything is so much great!

Cheers!

cheers! - ⁰ℨ

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Looks really nice. Will we get to hear it?

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StoneDog said
Looks really nice. Will we get to hear it?

thanks, it will surely be played on my next video. 

cheers! - ⁰ℨ

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Very pretty!

I'd like to hear it as I am curious if the Guarneri sound different than a  Strad copy.

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Really nice looking violin:D I'm looking forward to hear it:) 

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Mighty nice looking instrument, Oz!   Congrats!

 

"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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Congrats, Ozmous!

That is a beautiful violin. Would love to hear it and if you could tell how its strings response. Mine is a tad slower than the Strad copy. I need to redo the bridge for it some time later when changing strings, perhaps.

Thanks for posting.

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Thanks everyone! 

Ratvn, thanks, I hqve actually carved and experimented with a lot of bridges, lol, and I can hear that on this violin, the A string is very loud, the G string on the other hand is actually better than my old one, my old one sounds muffled when I play on the G. the strings do react very well even if I don't put to much rosin because when I play I don't really put any rosin until the bow doesn't make the sounds anymore.

cheers! - ⁰ℨ

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Nice looking violin, nice price too!  Can't wait to hear it played.

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Very beautiful! Congratulations, Ozmous! birthday_balloonparty Glad that it has nice sound and You like it! thumbs-up 

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Very nice violin. I'm curious if it sounds as good as it looks ;)

 

You said you removed fine tuners. But isn't hard to tune the 'E' string without them?

 

PS. What is that round, gold thing on the 13th photo?

Greetings from Poland ;)

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Oz.... I am over the moon happy to see your violin.  I love the care and story you wrote about your violin.  Awesome post... Fabulous... I am doing a happy dance for you.  It is gorgeous ... Just stunning! 

I am tickled pink!

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@CPO, thank you very much!!! amuse

@Chris, It does sound good for me, but I dunno for the people around me blink, It has a dark bass side, the A stands much from all of the strings.

on the finetuners; I never use them, and never like them as well, I can tune all of my strings perfectly by just using the pegs alone, they just bother me a lot.

And I am also glad that I don't need to heightened the chin rest using corks anymore, the chin rest fits me perfectly, since I also never use any shoulder rests. 

and finally, the gold thingy is a hygronometre, it measures the humidity of the case.

thanks Mad_Wed and Mischa!

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