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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.
Man has no special rights because he belongs to a particular race. The soul emanates equal and eternal from bodies different in shape and color. It is sufficient to say ‘Man’ to comprehend therein all rights. — Jose Marti
Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible. —Frank Zappa