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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.
Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible. —Frank Zappa
The future is already here—it’s just not very evenly distributed. —William Gibson