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4 years ago I got my second violin and I wanted it to be purple (as it is my favourite colour) and when my dad said he found a nice Ashton one I was so excited but then when he went to order it they said they don't have any of the purple that that particular model comes in but that they have a darker purple (what? I thought they only came in purple, blue and red along with the tradition wood lol) and when I got it, it was nothing like I expected, but I love it moreso than if I had a normal purple one!!
Now the thing that confuses me is that nowhere have I seen this model come in this colour? Could it have been some sort of special/ limited edition one? Or what would be the go there? It comes in the "normal" purple case and everything. I have never seen this colour on a violin and I have searched and searched haha
The pictures don't exactly show it's true colour completely, but it's pretty close. I might try and get some better pics as these were from when I first got it and I was using my phone!
Thanks coolpinkone! It'll certainly turn heads haha
JaredA considering it has never been played until this week, just been sitting around for 4 years, the sound is very good. I picked it up and it was still in tune from being tuned when I first got it! Had no issues with the bow or anything either. I'm fairly rusty in my playing but I personally think it sounds great and much, much better than my super cheap one that got me through primary school and earned me junior and senior orchestra player of the year awards!
I am not sure on price as it was a birthday present, but I'd say around the $300 mark as it is only a student violin. Even my two friends who have never held a violin in their lives could get a nice sound out of it after a little while
I think it looks seriously cool. If you like the look and you like how it plays and sounds, then it's a winner. Have a great time playing.
"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
That is a brilliant colour. My son has a fixation on purple as well; his newest acquisition is a purple violin as well. I like to think the instrument colour makes a difference, it does not, but I like the thought. My concert tuba, my favourite one, bought 25 years ago, was silver toned; now with replacing tuning slides, and parts it is silver and gold toned, and every colour in between. My son offered to paint it purple for me, not taken him up on that offer yet .
Music is in the soul, not the instrument; but the instrument helps a lot.
This is so pretty!!!the purple shade is stunning
I have a soft spot for the darker coloured violins...like the ''antique'' dark chocolatey brown,or a burgundy red-especially after watching that movie ''the red violin''
I don't see why we shouldn't have fancy coloured violins!I'd love my next electric to be a shiney black or purple like yours.
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