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Violin Upgrade? For A Young Player, An Experiment
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March 4, 2020 - 2:55 pm
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A fellow carver at a local community senior center is a twelve year old male (home schooled) that has played violin for six years.  He currently is renting a 3/4 size violin (brand currently unknown to me).  He needs to play a 4/4 sized violin due to his increasing size.  I have offered him a pick of one of my purchases upon his approval without fee.  

Initial group consists of two violins which he is to play for a week.  A notebook is being kept to record daily reactions.  A rejected instrument will be swapped for another until the group of possibles is exhausted (sample group of 12).  

The experiment started on March 4, 2020.  He is currently trying a Glasser carbon fibre violin (metal core strings, cecilio cloth case, stock perfection pegs) and a Cecilio CVN 600 violin circa 2010 (fiddlerman perlon strings, cecilio vinyl case, upgraded perfection pegs, and 2 fiddlerman carbon fibre bows).

I will record his reactions and updated selections on a weekly (as schedules permit) basis.  I hope that he is not unduly influenced by appearance or this could get ugly.  We will see.

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March 4, 2020 - 8:28 pm
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Sounds cool, I for one appreciate your helping hand.



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March 5, 2020 - 2:33 pm
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Awe that's so nice of you Irv...I wonder which he will like best, would be interesting to see if maybe it will match your favs.

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