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OldOgre
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June 17, 2016 - 3:39 pm
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Hi everyone,

   I was looking to upgrade from my Cecilio CVN-EAV and found a advertised CVN-700.

It got here today, but here is the rub, its wasn't a CVN-700, instead it was a CVN-600.

I know I only paid $300 for it and shouldn't complain.. But if your looking on Ebay

remember caviat emtor.

Its not a bad violin, sounds ok, but I don't like the prelude strings, they will be the first thing to go.

I'll work with it for a couple of weeks and give a better assessment on it..

With violins there is no fretting over the music.

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BillyG
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June 17, 2016 - 10:31 pm
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Congrats on your upgrade !   ( In spite of the cautionary tale of purchasing on e-bay - LOL ).   Hope you two get-on-well with each other !

I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes.  

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

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June 18, 2016 - 7:24 am
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If a person writes something and it's something different that normally costs less money, you have the right to return it. The choice is yours but that would have made me angry in any case.
Good luck either way. I guess it's better to get a CVN-600 that sounds OK, than a bad sounding CVN-700. 🙂
Truth is there is a hundred dollar difference in price between these two instruments.

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but the one who needs the least."

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Good news is If I keep it the seller is refunding $50. And as I said its not a bad violin, so I am a lot happier.

I did change the strings from the preludes that can on it to a set of used Zyex I had here. And it made a world of difference.

With violins there is no fretting over the music.

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Yay, new violins are always fun 🙂 Too bad they didn't list it right, but glad you are happy with it 🙂 

~ I'm not torturing cats... I'm learning to play violin! ~

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Ok I have had a couple of weeks to compare and get use to the new violin;

The reason for upgrading was with all the changes I had made to the CVN-EAV, I thought that I had stretch it to its palettes limit. Even though I called it the Soulless Wonder. It was really a good violin tone wise. Cosmetically it was horrible, Blemish's all over it.

The craftsmanship on the 600 is far better.

So far with the few changes I have made to the CVN-600 (new strings and carved bridge), it is showing a lot more color and possibilities. I'm also waiting on some cosmetic parts that I hope well enhance the tone a little more.(A tamarind harp style tailpiece) Complete Tamarind hardware for looks. This set is a redish purple color with gold accents that I hope helps the look.

I feel that is CVN-600 will take me a long ways before I have to buy another violin.

With violins there is no fretting over the music.

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That's great to hear !    Glad you are happy with each-other bunny_pole_dancer

I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes.  

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

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